Processed foods may be the worst kind of cancer-causing agent.
That’s according to the FDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which has released a report saying that there is no safe level of consumption of processed foods.
According to the report, processed foods are not “the healthiest” for consumers, and the agency is not aware of any scientific evidence to support their consumption.
The FDA says it is reviewing the report to determine if the agency will continue to require foods containing the food processing agent to have label warnings on them.
A spokesperson for the agency told Business Insider, “There are no proven links between food and cancer, and we do not support or encourage people to eat or drink products with this ingredient in them.
If you are concerned about your food, we encourage you to seek professional medical advice, as there is not a good science base to support the claim that processed foods have increased your risk of cancer.”
However, the Food Safety Education Act of 2002 allows the FDA to require products to include a label warning for processed foods that contain the carcinogen.
In a statement, FSI says that it has not yet determined whether the agency’s proposal will lead to any changes.
“We have been working closely with the FDA and other regulatory agencies in the United States and around the world to review their recommendations, and are confident that we will be able to make a strong and informed decision in the coming months,” the statement read.