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FDA approves heart health claim for fresh Hass avocados


Last updated 1/2/2017 at Noon

Avocados can be served in a variety of dishes including avocado tortilla soup. ©Courtesy of Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®

MISSION VIEJO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that fresh Hass avocados, as well as all other raw fruits and vegetables, now qualify for the “Dietary Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease” health claim. In other words, fresh Hass avocados can now be labeled heart-healthy, according to the federal regulations.

The interim final rule, effective immediately, qualifies all raw fruits and vegetables, including fresh Hass avocados, as heart-healthy, allowing fruits and vegetables that did not previously comply with the low fat definitio...

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