Canadian Soy Health Claim Not Affected by U.S. Announcement (Dec 27, 2017)

Canada’s health claim for soy protein and cholesterol reduction is not impacted by the recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposing to revoke a health claim in the United States linking soy protein consumption to reducing heart disease in humans.

“The soy health claim approved in Canada states that consumption of protein-rich soy food lowers cholesterol. This is not the same health claim that was approved in the United States. That claim essentially links the consumption of soy protein with a reduction in heart disease risk,” says Jeff Schmalz, CEO of Oilseed Innovation Partners, the group that spearheaded the Canadian health claim process.

Oilseed Innovation Partners, formerly Soybean 20/20, worked with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Guelph-based Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc, a contract research organization and consulting firm specializing in regulatory and scientific affairs, on establishing the Canadian soy health claim.

This included a meta-analysis on all human research published to 2011 showing that soy protein consumption is effective in reducing total and LDL-cholesterol levels.

Oilseed Innovation Partners creates new opportunities for Canadian oilseeds. The organization is funded by Growing Forward 2, a federal - provincial - territorial initiative.

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