Warning Labels for Foods that Pose Choking Hazards
Interview: Gary Smith, MD, director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
You’ve seen the labels on toys with small pieces, warning that they can pose a choking hazard.
Are you ready to see the same warning on hotdogs and peanuts?
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require warning labels on foods that are choking hazards. Dr. Gary Smith is leading that effort.
Today Smith speaks with Sound Medicine’s Dr. Steve Bogdewic about foods that pose a high-risk for choking. Some are airway plugs, such as grapes and hotdogs; others are hard for kids to chew properly, such as raw carrots and popcorn.