Health Canada Approves Health Claim for Ground Flax

A health claim, linking ground whole flaxseed to cholesterol lowering, has been approved by Health Canada after a rigorous review of scientific information presented by the Flax Council of Canada.

Commenting on the claim approval, Will Hill, Flax Council of Canada president, said, “Based on the strength of the scientific data we submitted, Health Canada’s Food Directorate recommended the acceptance of a health claim showing flaxseed can lower blood cholesterol. This is a proud achievement as Canada is the first country in the world to allow a health-related claim for flaxseed for use on food labels. This claim is one of only a dozen deemed to meet the rigorous scientific criteria established by Health Canada.”

To read the full summary of Health Canada’s assessment of the health claim, click here.

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