Pediatricians group wants choking labels placed on food

CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's largest pediatricians group is
calling for sweeping changes in the way food is designed and
labeled to minimize children's chances for choking.
The American Academy of Pediatrics wants high-risk foods such as
hot dogs, raw carrots and grapes to have warning labels similar to
the ones on certain toys.
The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide
Children's Hospital in Columbus (Ohio) today released a report that
seeks to make prevention of food choking a priority. Study lead
author Dr. Gary Smith says food choking incidents are thought to be
under reported but remain a significant and under-appreciated
problem.

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