The French government has approved the use of rebaudioside A at 97% purity and above in food and beverages in France. This approval permits the food and beverage industry to formulate with the 97% purity Reb A for the next two years, and is the first for an EU market. The regulatory approval is a result of a review by the Agence Francaise de Securite Sanitaire des Aliment (Afssa) of the safety of rebaudioside A, which led to the publication of a positive safety opinion by Afssa on June 19, 2009 and the publication of the legal approval in the Journal Officiel on Sept. 6, 2009.
France Approves High Purity Reb A in Food and Beverages
September 8, 2009
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