2004Q-0180 - Qualified Health Claim (QHC): Lutein and Eye Disease
FDA Comment Number : EC10
Submitter : Mrs. Kathleen Burke Date & Time: 06/29/2004 06:06:17
Organization : Individual/Registered Dietitian
Health Professional
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
I would encourage consideration of the qualified health claim for lutein, rather than lutein esters. Regardless of the source, free lutein is the key bioactive agent in dietary supplements, lutein-enhanced foods and foods naturally containing lutein.

Applying the qualified health claim to lutein would better serve the nutritional needs of consumers as it would include all lutein-containing foods and supplements, including foods and products containing lutein esters.

Kind Regards,

Kathleen Burke, MPH,RD