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EFSA concludes aspartame is "safe at current levels of exposure"

10:25 AM MST | December 12, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has completed its first full risk assessment of aspartame, used as a sweetener, and concluded that both aspartame and its breakdown products are "safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure," the authority says. The risk assessment included a rigorous review of all available scientific research on aspartame and its degradation products, including both animal and human studies, EFSA says. "This opinion represents one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever...

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