Food Safety Authority of Ireland

“Aspartame [was only] authorised for use and included on the EU ‘positive list’ of approved additives after a rigorous safety assessment. It was evaluated by the SCF in 1984,1988 and 2002, and more recently, in 2006 and 2009, EFSA issued opinions on two new carcinogenicity studies on aspartame carried out by the European Ramazzini Foundation (ERF), Bologna, Italy…Aspartame has also been evaluated by other regulatory bodies such as the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, the UK Food Standards Agency and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

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2 May 2009