EFSA aspartame consultation cancelled due to travel doubts

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An April 23 EFSA consultation to discuss its safety review of aspartame has been cancelled due to travel uncertainties, as volcanic ash from Iceland continues to cause problems with air travel.

A team of national experts drawn from EU member states concluded that there is no new evidence on aspartame that would require EFSA to reassess its opinion that the sweetener is safe, although additional studies could add to knowledge of the sweetener and its metabolites.

The consultation workshop on the findings of the report was planned for 23 April in Frankfurt. The report is still due to be presented to EFSA’s advisory forum in May.

Related topics: Regulation & Safety

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