Danish Food Institute Report

On May 12, 1987, the highly-respected Danish Food Institute presented its review of aspartame safety data to the Danish Parliament. The Danish Food Institute wrote: “There is therefore no toxicological basis for believing the intake of aspartame in soft drinks and food products should give rise to harmful effects in children or adults, even people with a high level of usage.

“The Danish Food Institute does not find that the present data provide a sufficient basis for a renewed evaluation of the safety of aspartame, which, by the way, corresponds to the conclusions of a meeting of the Scientific Committee of the EEC held in April, 1987.

“It is quite certain that research published in the scientific literature and/or studied in detail by governments and independent scientific committees maintains that the use of aspartame as an additive does not bear any health risk at all”.

12 May 1987