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May 8, 2006

Aspartame Gets Green Light in Study

A Food and Drug Administration press release on May 8 responded to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) press release on its AFC [1] Panel's review of a long-term carcinogenicity study of aspartame that was conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation (ERF).  In its opinion published on May 5, the panel concluded that further review of the safey of aspartame is unnecessary and that there is no need to revise the previously established Acceptable Daily (ADI) intake for aspartame (40mg/kg body weight).  The Panel also noted that intakes of asparatame in Europe, with levels up to 10 mg/kg body weight per day, are well below the ADI.   The FDA requested the ERF study results and received them in late February, 2006.  It is actively reviewing the data and will announce its results when the review is completed.

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