TIL In 2009 the FDA required General Mills to either register Cheerios as a drug or change their labels claiming the cereal lowerd cholesterol. GM revealed the labeling had been approved by the FDA and the investigation was closed in 2012.

Read the Story

Show Top Comments

When dad says no but mom already said yes

Nerdy-Hades

The FDA was reeling from the Cap’n Crunk debacle when they inadvertently approved a version of Cap’n Crunch with Ecstasy bits.

No-Pizda-For-You

Would I still be able to get it over the counter, or would I need a prescription for Cheerios?

bd_one

Why’d it take 3 years? Sounds like government though. It took 3 years for a govmt agency to internally communicate that it had, in fact, given permission for something AFTER it mandated something.

plantfollower

In 2012 webMD used to be a reliable trustworthy site for medical information. Now? It’s no better that Gwyneth Paltrow at dispensing medical advice.

jumbybird