On June 12, 1987, Dr. Anja Hallikainen, an official with the National Board of Foodstuffs, stated: “Aspartame was accepted in Finland a couple of years ago. When it was accepted, it was considered safe – and safer than saccharin and cyclamate.

“Finnish experts state that it is not possible to have allergic reactions from aspartame”.

“About those claims in the USA; where people say that they get a headache or cannot sleep or lose their appetite because of aspartame, our experts say that those symptoms are not caused by aspartame”.

12 June 1987