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Will you need a prescription for Cheerios???

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WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are scolding the maker of Cheerios, saying it made inappropriate claims about the popular cereal's ability to lower cholesterol and treat heart disease.

The Food and Drug Administration says in a warning letter to General Mills that language on the Cheerios box suggests the cereal is designed to prevent or treat heart disease. Regulators say that only FDA-approved drugs are allowed to make such claims.

Among other claims, the labeling states: "you can lower your cholesterol 4 percent in six weeks."

General Mills said the health claims on Cheerios have been approved for 12 years and the FDA's complaints deal with how the language appears on the box. The company said in a statement that the science was not in question.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090512/ap_on_bi_ge/us_cheerios_warning;_ylt=AlTF8kClPoocLvBOPJeDenDVJRIF



by on May. 14, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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Eilish
by on May. 14, 2009 at 10:25 PM


Quoting Raintree:


Quoting lucy23794:

 screw the fda.

I think we need a bumpersticker:) And add monsanto to that!

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cmarielin
by on May. 14, 2009 at 11:11 PM

LOL - I had to see this because the title of the post made me laugh!  Still laughing, and shaking my head - geez Washington, shut the crap up already.  And the shady FDA can stuff it.  My cholesterol is perfect, and I'm a Cheerios regular.

LOL!!

lbranta
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2009 at 11:19 PM

This is true!  Also I well not give up cheerio's,  Great toddler snacks!

Quoting sweetie00:

you have to pay attn to the wording. they say it CAN lower cholesterol....not that it will. you cant legislate common sense


lbranta
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2009 at 11:27 PM

I have read many times what it says on the box about that and I for one never took it to mean anything but what it says the key words has been MAY  Not WILL. The only thing wrong is people who read things as they want to read them not as its said, and reading more into things then there is.

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