FDA Scolds Cheerios For Ridiculous Health Claim

BRISBANE, CA - MAY 12:  Boxes of Cheerios cere...
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We wrote a few days ago about the odd health claim General Mills has tacked on to its Cheerios breakfast Cereal. According to the cereal manufacturer, consuming Cheerios reduces cholesterol by 10% in a month.

Seems like we weren’t the only ones that got ticked. The FDA has officially scolded General Mills last week. But the FDA is not disputing the health claim itself. The FDA wants it to be rephrased, because as it appears now, Cheerios would have to be classified as a drug, not a food.

Ridiculous, no?

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