The meat lobby strike$ again...THEY ARE SO SCARED Y'ALL. TERRIFIED. No idea how you submit comments though 🤔. Soy isn't the holy grail of veganism but it definitely helps many who are transitioning.
For over 20 yrs, the US FDA has been telling the public that the soy protein found in vegan favorites such as tofu and plant-based burger patties helps reduce the risk of heart disease. 📊 🌱
Since 1990, the agency has allowed food companies to market this health claim on the labels of soy protein-based products. On Wednesday (Nov. 1) the agency announced it wants to revoke that authorization.
📊 🌱 “Our review of [new] evidence has led us to conclude that the relationship between soy protein and heart disease does not meet the rigorous standard for an FDA-authorized health claim,” the agency said in a statement.
The distinction puts a sizable dent in the marketing power behind soy-food brands, especially those touting their products as more healthful alternatives to meat. One of the primary concerns health experts have voiced about red and processed meats are their links to cardiovascular disease. 📊 🌱
The FDA decision takes a pretty valuable arrow out of the marketing quivers of those vegan food companies.
As expected, the Soy Foods Association criticized the FDA’s decision and pointed out that 12 other countries still stand behind the claim, including Canada, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and Chile.
To fully put an end to labels that claim soy can reduce heart disease risk, the FDA first must go through an official revocation process. That process will give the public, including industry stakeholders, a chance to submit comments to the agency to try and persuade it to keep the authorization or more forward in ditching it. 📊 🌱
The comment period will close Jan. 18.
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