Fed Regist. 1998 Jun; 63(119): 34110-2.
Food labeling: health claims; garlic, reduction of serum cholesterol, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults--FDA. Interim final rule.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing an interim final rule to prohibit the use on foods of a claim relating to the relationship between garlic, decreased serum cholesterol, and the risk in adults of cardiovascular disease. This interim final rule is in response to a notification of a health claim submitted under section 303 of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA). FDA has reviewed the statement that the petitioner submitted in that notification, and, in conformity with the requirements of FDAMA, the agency is prohibiting the claim because the statement submitted as the basis of the claim is not an "authoritative statement" of a scientific body, as required by FDAMA; therefore, section 303 of FDAMA, does not authorize use of this claim. As provided for in section 301 of FDAMA, this rule is effective immediately upon publication.