About: aspartame

Agrifood 24-09-2014

Scientists once again question the safety of aspartame

Artificial sweeteners found in diet soda and yoghurt, which are consumed by millions daily, can raise the blood sugar level instead of reducing it, according to a new study published by the scientific journal Nature.
Agrifood 10-12-2013

EU food safety agency says aspartame poses no risk for consumers

Aspartame, the artificial sweetener used in light food products and soft drinks, does not pose risks to the general population, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on Tuesday (10 December). It urged the Commission to strengthen consumer confidence in the additive.
Agrifood 16-04-2013

EFSA consults the public before completing opinion on aspartame

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received more than 200 comments during an online public consultation on its draft opinion on the food additive aspartame. The results, together with the outcome of a stakeholder meeting last week, will be published with EFSA's final scientific opinion in May.

EU food safety body opens public consultation on aspartame

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) yesterday (8 January) opened a public consultation on the safety of aspartame after studies in 2010 linked the sweetener to health conditions.
Agrifood 24-05-2012

Miracle sweetener stevia faces potential EU hurdles

The meteoric rise of Stevia, a natural and healthy alternative to sugar - a holy grail for the food industry - faces possible hurdles in being defined as "natural" in some European Union markets.
Agrifood 30-05-2011

EU food safety agency to test aspartame

After the publication of new scientific studies revealing the potential negative impact of aspartame on pregnant women and evidence linking the sweetener with an increased risk of cancer, the European Commission has asked the EU's food safety watchdog (EFSA) to conduct a full re-evaluation of the substance by July 2012.