Monday, June 22, 2009

Ask your doctor whether Cheerios is right for you

The Washington Times reports that the Federal Food & Drug Administration has its knickers in a knot over the fact that the cereal Cheerios correctly claims on its package that "Cheerios is clinically proven to reduce cholesterol 4 percent in 6 weeks" and, "Cheerios can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, by lowering the 'bad' cholesterol."

The FDA notified General Mills that
"'based on claims made on your product's label, we have determined that your Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal is promoted for conditions that cause it to be a drug because the product is intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease' the FDA letter said. '[Cheerios] may not be legally marketed with the above claims in the United States without an approved new drug application.'

"If the FDA were to win its enforcement action against Cheerios, all the boxes would have to be pulled from grocery-store shelves, and children could only get their morning 'fixes' with a prescription from their doctors."

The Feds are spinning out of control ... faster and faster...

Virtual buckeye to FrankRep at the Ohio Freedom Alliance.

1 comment:

Sebastian Ronin said...

Google "Codex Alimentarius" for a taste of things to come...unless they are halted. As with the creation a non-fiat currency, the only reasonable way to "halt" these encroachments of a runaway central state is to do so under the umbrella of new jurisdictional entities.