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If it's ok for the FDA to go after walnuts...

why aren't they going after Cheerios for saying they maintain a healthy body weight and lower cholesterol?

 

Edited to add for those who didn't read the other question:

http://www.cafemom.com/answers/735161/Walnuts

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 9:01 AM on Feb. 14, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good question. Give them time.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:06 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • confused


    Huh? 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • What is this pertaining to? I haven't heard anything.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 9:10 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • When did they start doing that? Nuts going after nuts.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 9:11 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I thought they did go after cheerios?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:11 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Because cheerios contain federally subsized food items
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:13 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • http://www.allstarhealth.com/blog/health-nutrition-science-news/fda-cheerios/


    The FDA is going after General Mills for the health claims associated with Cheerios cereal .In various advertisements for Cheerios, General Mills claims it will lower cholesterol, lower risk of heart disease and lower risk of cancer, especially stomach and colon cancer. The FDA considers those to be drug claims, and since Cheerios have never gone through the byzantine FDA drug-approval process, you can’t say those things.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:13 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Sweet, that's a 2 year old blog and the only link it has to anything allegedly news related is broken. Everything else is an ad for the vitamins the blog is shilling
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 9:17 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:18 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Oh, good grief. I really don't know what else to say. SMH.
    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 9:18 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

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