Health & Nutrition - Winter, 2018 - Vol 26, No 1 Soy Health Claims
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Editor’s Note: The new soybean oil health claim was allowed in response to a petition submitted by Bunge Limited and is available on the FDA website. A letter of enforcement discretion from the FDA authorizing the new claim is also available on that site.
The new QHC for soybean oil is among the strongest of such claims approved by the FDA to date. This outcome reflects the strength of the scientific evidence attesting to the cardioprotective protective properties of this commonly used oil, and is consistent with recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and those from other public health authorities. The availability of this claim allows soybean oil and certain soybean oil-containing foods to use heart-shaped vignettes in labeling and promotional materials, and offers incentives for the food industry and other stakeholders to educate consumers about the benefits of this heart-healthy oil.
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