FDA considering allowing health claims on soy products.
Soy protein has already earned one full-fledged FDA health claim for heart benefits. Since 1999, low-fat, low-cholesterol products containing at least 6.25 grams of soy protein per serving--equal to about a half-cup of tofu or a cup of soy milk--can carry a label that says: "Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease." Since that claim went into effect, consumption of soy protein has more than doubled in the United States. If the new health claim is granted and soy consumption again doubles, industry sources project that U.S. soy intake could reach 4.5 grams per day.
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|Title Annotation:||Food and Drug Administration|
|Publication:||Food & Drink Weekly|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 22, 2005|
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