FDA ASKS COMMENT ON SOY

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here is seeking comment on a proposed regulation allowing food labels to carry health claims for soy protein.This proposal is based on the agency's determination that soy protein, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The FDA is proposing this action in response to a petition filed

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here is seeking comment on a proposed regulation allowing food labels to carry health claims for soy protein.

This proposal is based on the agency's determination that soy protein, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The FDA is proposing this action in response to a petition filed in May, 1998, by Protein Technologies International, St. Louis, a manufacturer of so

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