Brussels, 29th June 2023: The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) joins global food safety agencies in trusting the scientific rigor of the comprehensive food safety review of aspartame by the World Health Organization’s Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and we look forward to the full publication of those findings in the coming weeks. The ISA has serious concerns with preliminary speculation about the IARC opinion, which may mislead consumers about the safety of aspartame.
“IARC is not a food safety body. The World Health Organization’s Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is currently conducting a comprehensive food safety review of aspartame and no conclusions can be drawn until both reports are published. Aspartame is one of the most thoroughly researched ingredients in history, with over 90 food safety agencies across the globe declaring it is safe, including the European Food Safety Authority, which conducted the most comprehensive safety evaluation of aspartame to date” said Frances Hunt-Wood, Secretary General of the International Sweeteners Association.
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