For decades, the cereal Cheerios has been known for lowering cholesterol 4% in 6 weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter in 2009 to General Mills saying that Cheerios was being advertised as an unapproved new drug!
The FDA gave General Mills two options: One, market Cheerios differently or two, apply to the government to sell Cheerios as a drug! The cereal company responded by stating that the FDA had already approved their claims of fiber used in advertising for years. What do you think? Is the FDA in the wrong or General Mills?`