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Choking Hazard Warning Labels for Food Products

By Kelly Balamuth on June 30, 2010

We don’t often assume that the food we eat is going to pose any danger to our well being, let alone present a choking hazard. However, according to a New York Times article, a choking incident that occurred in 2006, which took the life of a 23-month-old girl, has recently sparked some debate. The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require food products with choking risks to have warning labels on their packaging. In 2001, more than 17,000 children ended up in the emergency room due to choking, and more than half of those children ended up there due to choking on food of some kind.
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