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Food labeling: health claims; soluble fiber from certain foods and risk of coronary heart disease. Interim final rule.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18389921     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the health claim regulation entitled "Soluble fiber from certain foods and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)" to add barley betafiber as an additional eligible source of beta-glucan soluble fiber. Barley betafiber is the ethanol precipitated soluble fraction of cellulase and alpha-amylase hydrolyzed whole grain barley flour. FDA is taking this action in response to a health claim petition submitted by Cargill, Inc. FDA previously concluded that there was significant scientific agreement that a claim characterizing the relationship between beta-glucan soluble fiber of certain whole oat and whole grain barley products and CHD risk is supported by the totality of publicly available scientific evidence. Based on the totality of publicly available scientific evidence, FDA now has concluded that in addition to certain whole oat and whole grain barley products, barley betafiber is also an appropriate source of beta-glucan soluble fiber. Therefore, FDA is amending the health claim regulation entitled "Soluble fiber from certain foods and risk of CHD" to include barley betafiber as another eligible source of beta-glucan soluble fiber.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Federal register     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0097-6326     ISO Abbreviation:  Fed Regist     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-07     Completed Date:  2008-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808722     Medline TA:  Fed Regist     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9938-47     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coronary Disease / diet therapy,  prevention & control
Dietary Fiber*
Food Labeling / legislation & jurisprudence*
Hordeum*
Humans
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
beta-Glucans*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/beta-Glucans

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