Wall Street edged higher at the open on Wednesday ahead of a Federal Reserve's policy statement and following results by food company General Mills Inc , which beat profit estimates.

* The Fed began a two-day policy-setting meeting on Tuesday. Its policy statement is due around 2:15 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 4.76 points, or 0.05 percent, at 9,834.63. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 0.88 points, or 0.08 percent, at 1,072.54. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 3.73 points, or 0.17 percent, at 2,150.03.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)