Label foods for choking risks

The Food Choking Prevention Act introduced by Reps. Mike Honda (D-CA) and Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) encourages FDA to develop food-labeling regulations for products that pose a choking hazard for young children.

Products posing the most risk include hot dogs, sausages, candies, gum, grapes, apples, carrots, marshmallows, popcorn, raisins, cheese cubes, peanut butter, and nuts.

"A simple notice instructing a parent to chop food into small pieces or refrain from serving certain foods to young children could save many kids’ lives," said Bruce Silverglade, director of legal affairs for CSPI.

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