EFSA has evaluated the risks associated with the use of aspartame as a food additive. Aspartame has previously been assessed by EFSA’s predecessor, the Scientific Committee for Food (SCF), and by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). EFSA reviewed new data including two large epidemiological studies, and concluded that there are no safety concerns at current estimated levels of exposure or at the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 40 mg/kg bw.

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food. Scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of aspartame (E 951) as a food additive. EFSA Journal 2013, 11(12), 3496.

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/3496.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the January/February 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here

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