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Trade Commission Delivers Bitter Pill to Splenda Makers

11:39 AM MDT | October 3, 2008 | Kate Phillips

Tate & Lyle (London) and McNeil Nutritionals (Fort Washington, PA) are facing challenges regarding the sucralose sweetener, trade named Splenda, which Tate & Lyle makes for McNeil. Tate & Lyle recently lost its patent-infringement case at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC; Washington) agency against Chinese manufacturers and importers of sucralose. Separately, a new Duke University (Durham, NC) study suggests that consumption of Splenda suppresses beneficial bacteria and may contribute to obesity. These actions are the latest in...

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