Qualified Health Claims

On Oct. 6, 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil on its potential to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. It states that consuming about 1.5 tablespoons (19 grams) of canola oil daily in place of saturated fat may reduce the risk of heart disease.

On Nov. 19, 2018, the FDA authorized the same qualified health claim for edible oils high in oleic acid (containing at least 70 percent per serving), a monounsaturated fat. Consuming such oils, including high-oleic canola oil, may reduce the risk of heart disease when used in place of sources of saturated fat. Just 1.5 tablespoons (19 grams) a day of high-oleic oils is enough to have this effect.

These claims may be used by canola oil bottlers and makers of eligible products on labels and in promotional materials.

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