In December, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) once again confirmed the strong evidence available to support aspar-tame’s safe use in foods and beverages. In addition to being reaffirmed as safe on numerous occasions by regulatory, health, and scienti?ic authorities around the world, low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, when consumed in the context of a healthful diet and regular physical activity, can also be an effective weight management tool.
According to David Schmidt, President & CEO of IFIC Foundation, “This latest EFSA review is one of a long string of studies, reviews, and determinations by credible organizations over several decades that support aspartame’s safety. The general population can feel con?ident that their favorite foods and beverages currently available containing aspartame are safe and can be consumed as part of a healthful diet.” The only exception is persons with phenylke-tonuria, or PKU, who cannot metabolize phenylalanine, a component of aspartame as well as many other foods.
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View this statement on the IFIC Foundation website.