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Friday, 16 August 2019 by

Aspartame-SafetyAspartame is the world’s most widely used #artificial #sweetener, yet a new paper published by researchers from the University of Sussex argues that its safety for human consumption should be further questioned. The study provides an appraisal of the most recent assessment of #aspartame safety by the European Food Safety Authority’s (#EFSA) Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food, published in 2013.

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Toxicology jan 2010A critical study published in the scientific journal Toxicology[1] casts serious doubts over the methods being considered by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission to limit dosages of vitamin and mineral food supplements across the European Union (EU).

Lead author of the Toxicology article, Robert Verkerk PhD, scientific and executive director of Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) International, considers the proposed methods for determining ‘maximum permitted levels’ as “fatally flawed”. Dr Verkerk and colleagues have made extensive representations concerning nutrient risk analysis to European and international authorities in the past, however, the Toxicology paper represents the most thorough scientific critique undertaken to-date.

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