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EFSA Concludes Aspartame is Safe

Posted: May 8, 2006

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded its regulatory review of aspartame and has found that the ingredient is safe for consumption. This means that food and beverage makers in the EU will not have to reformulate their products and find a substitute. This conclusion contradicts the scientific study by the Ramazzini Foundation that claimed the artificial sweetener caused cancer.