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In Brief: Oatmeal/oat bran food-specific health claim

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Oatmeal/oat bran food-specific health claim: FDA publishes a proposed rule for an oatmeal/oat bran health claim in the Jan. 4 Federal Register. The claim, which is the first for specific foods (as opposed to broad nutrient attributes) to be proposed by the agency, reads: "Eating oat bran or oatmeal daily may reduce heart disease risk," with a reference to another statement elsewhere on the package reading: "Diets high in oat bran/oatmeal and low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease." A 90-day comment period now follows...





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