One of the most comprehensive risk assessments ever undertaken confirms
Health Canada's position on Aspartame
In response to a scientific opinion on the low-calorie sweetener
aspartame issued by the European Food Safety Authority, the Canadian
Beverage Association issued the following statement:
TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday the European Food Safety
Authority once again re-affirms the safety of aspartame as it issued
its scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of aspartame as a food
According to the EFSA "'This opinion represents one of the most
comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever undertaken. It's a
step forward in strengthening consumer confidence in the scientific
underpinning of the EU food safety system and the regulation of food
additives', said the Chair of EFSA's Panel on Food Additives and
Nutrient Sources Added to Foods (ANS Panel), Dr Alicja Mortensen."
"We are very pleased with the EFSA's results as their opinion reinforces
Health Canada's position that aspartame is safe for consumption by the
general population, including pregnant women,' said Jim Goetz,
President Canadian Beverage Association. "This opinion should dispel
the many myths surrounding the safety of aspartame as it concludes that
aspartame is safe."
The Panel based its evaluation on original study reports and information
submitted following public calls for data, previous evaluations, and
additional literature that became available during and after the public
consultation up to and including November 15, 2013.
The EFSA news release: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/131210.htm
The full opinion here: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3496.htm
The Canadian Beverage Association is the national trade association
representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and
distribute the majority of non-alcoholic refreshment beverages in
For more information, please visit our website www.canadianbeverage.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Beverage Association
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