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From Label Claims, FDA Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA) Claims. Available at www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/labfdama.html.

From Label Claims, FDA Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA) Claims. Available at www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/labfdama.html.

for which the agency has established an RDI if the food provides 20% or more of the RDI per reference amount customarily consumed. The FDA has also published regulations authorizing and establishing detailed requirements for ''good source,'' "more," and "light" (or "lite") claims, and certain claims about calorie content, sodium content, and fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol content.

If a manufacturer wants to make a claim about a food as a good source of a nutrient for which no FDA nutrient content claim regulation exists, such a claim would not be allowed, even if the claim is truthful and not misleading, unless and until the FDA issues a regulation approving the use of the claim.

Table 3 Standardized language for qualified health claims by category
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