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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Why shouldn't government regulated this? If not Coca Cola can say that their product is good for stomach pain or chocolate marketed as an anti depression product. So if a company claims that their product have medical effect they have to prove it. But maybe it's just me as a Swede you American maybe want back the ol' good snake oil peddling days.

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Any cereal that makes you see a leprechaun while you eat it should be regulated
    How about a chocolate cereal that makes you cookoo? Shouldn't that be regulated.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    So if a company claims that their product have medical effect they have to prove it. .

    I think Cheerios would have no problem doing just that. Eating a small bowl of a healthy cereal every morning instead of other junk will make you a healthier person. I have no doubt their claims are true. I don't need Cheerios to prove to me the obvious. If coke wants to claim health benefits, let them. Only a dumbass would really believe it.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Why shouldn't government regulated this? If not Coca Cola can say that their product is good for stomach pain or chocolate marketed as an anti depression product. So if a company claims that their product have medical effect they have to prove it. But maybe it's just me as a Swede you American maybe want back the ol' good snake oil peddling days.
    Did you even read the article?

    Cheerios have multiple ingredients in them that are FDA proven to reduce cholesterol.. Substantiating their claims on their box.

    Seriously?
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    It's like a dog whistle. Drudge tells the conservatives what they should be outraged about, and doggone it -- they're OUTRAGED.

    FDA. FOOD and Drug Administration.

    Cheerios makes claims that are not supported by fact. Since the FOOD and Drug Administration is responsible for making sure medical claims are substantiated, this is entirely within their pervue.

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Really depends on what they are putting in the cereal. If they are adding stuff to provide the health benefit they claim, then yes they should be regulated even more. If they are just doing a marketing trick, then no more regulation than the normal (if any in the US) food regulation. But it is up to the company to prove that they are not adding substances to their cereal that provide health benefits.

    As for putting the regulatory system into the private sector.. what is next, privatising the military? Sure the FDA is probably broken after a decade of lack regulatory accountability and transparency under the Bush administration, but that dont mean that you should privatise the darn thing and put both sides of the regulatory system on the same side of the regulatory table.. come on.. Its like putting a fox in charge of hen house security, convicted cons in charge of keeping the convicted cons in prison.. you just dont do that.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    Did you even read the article?

    Cheerios have multiple ingredients in them that are FDA proven to reduce cholesterol.. Substantiating their claims on their box.

    Seriously?
    If so, then it is medicine and not cereal and hence should be regulated as such!
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by The Jovial One View Post
    It's like a dog whistle. Drudge tells the conservatives what they should be outraged about, and doggone it -- they're OUTRAGED.

    FDA. FOOD and Drug Administration.

    Cheerios makes claims that are not supported by fact. Since the FOOD and Drug Administration is responsible for making sure medical claims are substantiated, this is entirely within their pervue.

    Seriously -- some of you cats need to stop using your heads as suppositories.
    If you bothered to READ the article, instead of assuming the government wasn't making an ass of itself... you'd realize the problem isn't with the CLAIMS but how they are displayed on a box of Cheerios. The FDA isn't contesting the claims, but the MARKETING style the Cheerios box is showing to the public.

    I guess, when you live your life believing the Government is a benevolent force of good, one need not have factual information, just make insulting comments and display smugness.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    At least its not Jenkem....

    Seriously, you don't want to look that up in Wikipedia. My co-worker just told me about it.

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    If so, then it is medicine and not cereal and hence should be regulated as such!
    ) With that thought process, so should: oatmeal, apples, oranges, or anything containing natural ingredients that are proven to help out with a person's health.
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