Consumers misled by food labels

May 12, 2010

It says those claims do not undergo the same scientific rigor required for such claims on medications.

For example, a box of cereal that proclaims the breakfast food will lower your cholesterol has not had to pass the same government standards as the claims on the packaging of a cholesterol lowering drug.

The group is asking the FDA to beef up its oversight and have the same basic scientific standard for all products.

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