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Barley/CHD claim

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Whole barley and dry milled barley products may bear a health claim linking soluble dietary fiber to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, FDA announces in an interim final rule published in the Federal Register Dec. 23. The addition of barley marks the third amendment to a 1997 health claim linking 3g or more of beta-glucan soluble fiber per day from oat bran, rolled oats or whole oat flour to a reduction in risk of CHD. Soluble fiber from psyllium seed husk was added in 1998 and oatrim was deemed an eligible source of beta-glucan soluble fiber in 2002 ("The Tan Sheet" Oct. 7, 2002, In Brief). The National Barley Foods Council petitioned FDA for the amendment in August 2004...

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