FDA encouraged to label certain foods with choking hazard - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/25/10

FDA encouraged to label certain foods with warnings stating choking hazard

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – We told you this was coming and now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the Food And Drug Administration to require certain foods to come with warning labels that they may cause choking. 

Doctors say hot dogs, some candies even popcorn are all considered choking hazards for children under five years old because they're still learning how to chew and swallow properly.  The group of pediatricians say food that can choke a small child should have the same kind of scrutiny and warning that comes with a small toy. 

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