Choking is the number one cause of injury and death especially in children under three. However, some people are questioning whether redesigning food is really the answer.
This controversy started yesterday when the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended government agencies, manufacturers even parents do more to prevent choking hazards.
You’ve seen me mention on the air a number of times an easy test that can help you tell if a toy part is too small for a child. Just take an empty toilet paper tube and if a toy fits in the tube it is considered a choking hazard for any child under the age of three.
Toys are required to be labeled with choking hazard warnings, so why not food?
The AAP even goes so far as to suggest certain foods, like hot dogs, be redesigned.
What do you think? Are warning labels on foods like hot dogs, carrots even grapes necessary? Or should manufacturers try to redesign foods like the hot dog?
Share your thoughts below.