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EFSA concludes that advantame poses no safety concern

9:52 AM MDT | August 1, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has concluded that advantame and its metabolites pose no safety concern for consumers at the proposed uses and use levels as a sweetener, the agency says. Advantame is an artificial sweetener that is thousands of times sweeter than sugar. EFSA's panel on food additives and nutrient sources added to food (ANS) has provided a scientific opinion on the safety of advantame as a high-intensity sweetener in food, following a request from the European Commission. Advantame is a derivative of aspartame...

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