The FDA now has determined that walnuts are a drug that they must classify and regulate. They have taken on Diamond foods for promoting the healthy benefits of walnuts.
..your walnut products are offered for conditions that are not amenable to self-diagnosis and treatment by individuals who are not medical practitioners; therefore, adequate directions for use cannot be written so that a layperson can use these drugs safely for their intended purposes. Thus, your walnut products are also misbranded under Section 502(f)(1) of the Act, in that the labeling for these drugs fails to bear adequate directions for use..."
..your firm's website also contains several additional unauthorized health claims..."
The FDA doesn't have an issue with the validity of the scientific or medical research referenced, such as the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts. Its issue is that it did not authorizeDiamond Foods, Inc. to say so.
"...You should take prompt action to correct these violations. Failure to do so may result in regulatory action... seizure or injunction."
It's just WALNUTS. The FDA is taking on Diamond Foods, Inc. because it was promoting the health benefits of walnuts,nothing more.
* Diamond was not using false statements.
* Walnuts are not dangerous to your health (as are many FDA-approved prescription medications, whose side effects and improper administration kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year).
* The scientific and medical research referenced by Diamond was true and accurate.
But because Diamond was promoting health benefits, the FDA claimed that it now has the authority to step in, classify walnuts as drugs, and force Diamond to correct violations or face "regulatory action... seizure or injunction."
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:31 PM on Feb. 13, 2011
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Uh, oh! It looks like the Quaker Oats company is saying the same thing and are ALSO being irresponsible! LOL ;o)
Oats and oat bran: The soluble fiber found in oats and oat bran has been shown to help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol when eaten as part of a heart-healthy diet. Eating 3 grams of oat-soluble fiber daily from a good-sized bowl of Quaker Oatmeal may help you lower your cholesterol.
Nuts, including almonds and walnuts: Certain types of nuts, including almonds and walnuts, have most of their fat as mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Some preliminary studies suggest that eating a small amount of nuts (1.5 oz) every day as part of low saturated fat and cholesterol diet may help reduce LDL cholesterol.
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