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Since 2003, Health Canada has allowed some science-based disease risk reduction claims to be used on food labels or in advertisements.
See Section B.01.603 of the Food and Drug Regulations for the complete list of permitted statements and claims and conditions for their use.
Review of scientific data on a regular basis means that this is an evolving list. As new disease risk reduction claims are approved, they will be posted here.
Claims have been allowed since 2003 on the following relationships:
Health Canada is currently reviewing comments on it's Position Paper on New Proposed Health Claims which details its plan to proceed with publication of proposed regulatory amendments in Canada Gazette Part 1 to allow two new health claims about the following relationships: