The European Food Safety Authority's evaluation of aspartame

The AFC Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the new long-term study on the carcinogenicity of aspartame conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation in Bologna, Italy. In its opinion published today, the Panel concluded, on the basis of all the evidence currently available, that there is no need to further review the safety of aspartame nor to revise the previously established Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for aspartame (40 mg/kg body weight).

  • Dr. Iona Pratt, BA (Mod.), Ph.D., Dip. Tox., Chief Specialist in Toxicology, Food Safety Authority of Ireland and Chair of the European Food Safety Agency’s sub-group, the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food (AFC).

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