FDA: Walnuts are drugs

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up department:

The Food and Drugs Administration in the US sent Diamond Foods a letter declaring “Walnuts are drugs” and going on to say: “We have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease.” Furthermore, the products are also “misbranded” because they “are offered for conditions that are not amenable to self-diagnosis and treatment by individuals who are not medical practitioners; therefore, adequate directions for use cannot be written so that a layperson can use these drugs safely for their intended purposes.” Who knew you had to have directions to eat walnuts?

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