Nutrasource reviews science, completes application for new Health Canada-approved soy food and cholesterol health claim

March 20, 2015

soy foodsAccording to a news release from Soy 20/20, Health Canada has approved a health claim linking the consumption of protein-rich soy food to lowering cholesterol levels.  The claim is based on scientific evidence that shows consumption of at least 25 grams of soy protein per day helps reduce cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease.

Nutrasource’s regulatory affairs team worked with Soy 20/20 and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to critically review the large body of scientific literature and prepare the food health claim submission according to guidelines established by Health Canada.

“Health Canada’s process for accepting new therapeutic and disease risk reduction health claims for foods is among the most extensive and rigorous in the world,” says William Rowe, President and CEO of Nutrasource.  “Our scientific and regulatory affairs team worked with Soy 20/20 and AAFC to examine the literature through the regulator’s lens and prepare a strong dossier for consideration.  The acceptance of this health claim is a testament to the strength of the scientific evidence supporting the cholesterol-lowering effect of soy, which can now be communicated effectively to Canadians.”

More information about the claim and how it can be used on soy food products is available from Health Canada here or by contacting Soy 20/20.

For more information, please contact William Rowe, President & CEO, Nutrasource:
519-341-3367 or wrowe@nutrasource.ca.

 


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