Artificial sweetener ‘is safe’ – Food regulators conclude

Artificial sweetener ‘is safe’ – Food regulators conclude

Artificial sweetener ‘is safe’ – Food regulators conclude

Written by Bella Dalima

11 Dec, 2013 | 4:01 pm

The artificial sweetener Aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, European food regulators conclude.

The European Food Safety Authority brought forward its review, planned for completion by 2020, at the request of the European Commission. Since it came into use in the 1980s, a number of medical studies have questioned Aspartame’s safety.

The EFSA says it left “no stone unturned” during its full risk assessment. Aspartame has been the sweetener with the biggest ‘conspiracy theory’ stories ever- ranging from behaviour issues in children to liver damage and cancer – all totally disproven, yet again, by this detailed scientific review”

As well as looking at the available clinical evidence, the EFSA said it listened to stakeholders and considered over 200 comments submitted to its online public consultation.

Source: BBC

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