EU: Parliament insists on sweetener safety review
The European Parliament has agreed to allow the use in the European Union (EU) of the new sweeteners salt of aspartame-acesulfame and sucralose, but has used its political muscle to insist on a safety review. This would be staged two years after market approval is finally secured. MEPs are particularly concerned about aspartame-acesulfame. A note said that although the EU's scientific committee on food gave aspartame the green light, "according to some scientific opinion it can cause brain tumours."
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