Food Labeling: Health Claims; Soluble Dietary Fiber From Certain Foods and Coronary Heart Disease
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between oat beta-glucan soluble fiber and reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The amendment adds barley as an additional eligible source of beta-glucan soluble fiber. We (FDA) are taking this action in response to a petition that the National Barley Foods Council submitted. We have concluded, based on the totality of publicly available scientific evidence that, in addition to certain oat products, whole grain barley and certain dry milled barley grain products are appropriate sources of beta-glucan soluble fiber for the health claim.
Food Labeling: Health Claims; Soluble Dietary Fiber From Certain Foods and Coronary Heart Disease A Rule by the Food and Drug Administration on 12/23/2005. Accessed 02/06/2020.