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June 21, 2009

Uh-oh, Cheerios FDA Says the Cereal IS a Drug ~ from my cold, dead hands !

Uh-oh, Cheerios The FDA says the cereal is a drug

The Washington Times

The latest verdict from the Food and Drug Administration is that Cheerios is a drug. Parents, then, must be drug pushers.

The FDA sent a warning to Cheerios maker General Mills Inc. that it is in serious violation of federal rules.

"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.

Two claims on the Cheerios cereal box upset the FDA: "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."

Susan Cruzan of the FDA's press office told The Washington Times the FDA is not objecting to the fact that clinical studies do, in fact, find that Cheerios do what General Mills claims. What concerns the FDA, according to Ms. Cruzan, is, "This is a food product, and they do have a health claim."

~ snipet~
This is a prime example of the nanny state running amok. Only the government would work to classify a breakfast cereal as a drug for the offense of having correct information on its label.

My Past post about this...May 13, 2009:

Che-Guevarrios Obama's FDA Battles CHEERIOS

Wild Thing's comment..........

I LOVE Cheerios and no way will they stop me from having them. This is soooo beyond stupid. You know, you start of with Cheerios thinking it is harmless, but then you progress to much more dangerous drugs like Fruit Loops.

Fruit Loops! Give me the d*mn Fruit Loops now! LOL

First they came for your bullets, now they are coming for your Cheereos.

So the only health care information you are permitted to have is what the future government run medical systems will allow you. A prescription will be needed for Cheerios! This administration shows how insane and out of hand they are at wanting to control everything.

What is next is the FDA is going to tell people the Lucky Charms aren’t really magically delicious.

We need a new government, a new everything.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 21, 2009 07:46 AM


Was Von Brunn, the man who shot up the Holocaust Museum, a student of Jemimah Wright? Notice, this is what Von Brunn said:

"The Holocaust is a lie. Obama was created by Jews. Obama does what his Jew owners tell him to do. Jews captured America's money. Jews control the mass media."

This is what Jerimah Wright said when asked about Obama:

"them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me."

Seems to me there's a connection between Von Brunn and Wright.

Posted by: BobF at June 21, 2009 10:02 AM

This is just as ridiculous as the San Diego woman who sued Cap'N Crunch. It must be another part of the 'tax everything' plan. Get food classified as drugs, then control and tax it.

Posted by: Jim at June 21, 2009 11:06 AM

Oops. I had a drug fix this morning. Had a bowl of cheerios.

Posted by: TomR at June 21, 2009 12:09 PM

The thing is, if the people in these agencies are getting down to this they have to many people without enough to do. That is a cancer that is going through all government agencies, federal, State and Local.
bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at June 21, 2009 05:25 PM

It should be obvious Oats is good for ya, ever see a horse with high Cholesterol.

BobA is right, these people have nothing to do and are on the Taxpayers dime doing it.

Posted by: Mark at June 21, 2009 07:56 PM

You are all wonderful, thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 22, 2009 12:06 AM