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Soy petition withdrawal

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The Solae Company is formally withdrawing from further consideration the qualified health claim petition linking soy protein consumption to prevention of cancer, the company confirms in a recent letter to the agency. "The nutrition science pertaining to the health benefits of soy protein is substantial and continues to evolve," and "serves as a catalyst for futher scientific investigation," Solae states. The firm has "closely monitored recent FDA actions with respect to certain qualified health claims. With the benefit of this information, the Solae Company respectifully reserves the option to resubmit a qualified health claim petition centering on soy protein and cancer prevention in the future." The firm also is "most appreciative of the deliberate fashion in which FDA reviewed" its petition, which it announced was under review in April 2004 (1"The Tan Sheet" April 19, 2004, In Brief)...

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