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Cheerios claim to lower cholesterol

Don’t believe everything you read! Especially when it comes to Cheerios cereal packets. :)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the maker of Cheerios, General Mills Inc. that the labeling for Cheerios cereal contained “serious violations” of FDA rules. The main violation is that Cheerios makes ‘drug like’ claims of being able to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.

Video: The truth about Cheerios

Cheerios is the number 1 selling brand of breakfast cereal in the U.S. If you are a Cheerios fan then this report is for you! This news report explains why the FDA wants the cereal maker to change its advertising claims.

The FDA warning on Cheerios

The FDA warning letter sent to the maker of Cheerios said the health claims made on the Cheerios packaging about the ability to lower cholesterol, mean the product needs to be covered under drug agency regulations.

There are 2 U.S. federal regulations that are of concern to the FDA. That Cheerios is marketed like an “unapproved new drug” and misbranding of Cheerios by making “unauthorized health claims”.

You can read the FDA warning letter to the Cheerios manufacturer to learn more.

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