2004Q-0151 Qualified Health Claim (QHC): soy protein and cancer
FDA Comment Number : EC213
Submitter : Miss. Christina Halverson Date & Time: 05/02/2005 05:05:27
Organization : Maggies Marketplace
Category : Food Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
It is very distressing to me that you are preparing to give soy, in its many forms, approval as a cancer preventative. There are a wealth of studies documenting the dangers of soy and the detrimental effects soy products have on children. Other studies address the estrogen effects on women that can lead to cancer and heart disease. Why weren't these studies taken into account when you did your research? After the debacle over the COX-2 inhibitors, I would hope the agency would be striving to repair what is rapidly becoming a perception by the public that your agency is totally inept or in bed with big business that pumps millions of dollars into your coffers in exchange for reports favorable to their interests. I'm only one taxpayer, but there are millions of us also supporting your agency. I hope you will give as much consideration to our concerns and conduct more thorough investigations, without bias, in order to make intelligent recommendations based on solid research. Otherwise I forsee your reputation continuing its journey to a lack of confidence from and ridicule by the general public.