Volume 87 Issue 1 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 5, 2009

FDA Gives Green Light To Stevia

Department: Government & Policy

FDA says it has no questions regarding industry's conclusion that the novel sweetener rebaudioside A, a highly purified extract from the stevia plant, is generally recognized as safe for use in various foods and as a tabletop sweetener. In response to letters sent to Whole Earth Sweetener Co. and Cargill, FDA paved the way for the companies to legally market food and beverages that contain rebaudioside A. The Center for Science . . .

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