Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A cereal prescription?

The FDA issued a warning letter to Ken Powell, Chairman of the Board and CEO of General Mills relative to the "the label and labeling" of Cheerios® Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal. From the letter:
FDA's review found serious violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and the applicable regulations in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR).
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.
Click here to access the letter.

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