The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about marijuana-infused copycat food products that resemble popular brands and the risks of accidentally ingesting THC, particularly for children. In a safety advisory released on Friday, the agency said it is aware of reports that people are inadvertently eating cannabis edibles that look like common cereals and candies but actually contain THC. Unknowingly eating the products could “lead to serious adverse events, especially in children,” it said. “The FDA is aware of reports of copycat products packaged to look like Cap’n Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, Nerds Ropes, Starbursts, Sour Patch Kids, and Trix, among others,” the notice says. Several major companies—including Pepsi, General Mills, and Kellogg—recently raised concerns about the misleading marketing trend in a letter to congressional lawmakers, requesting action to address the copycats. Beyond issuing the safety advisory, FDA said it is “actively working with federal and state partners to further address the concerns related to these products and monitoring the market for adverse events, product complaints, and other emerging cannabis-derived products of potential concern.”

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 05/16/2022 10:50:00

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