Aspartame Safe At Current Levels Used In Diet Sodas, EFSA Says

By on Dec 11, 2013 in Business, Europe, Food, Health, Science, World Comments

Aspartame is safe to consume at the current levels used in diet sodas, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found, several health news sites reported on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Diet Sodas

Diet Sodas

According to reports, EFSA said on Tuesday that it has ruled out any “potential risk of aspartame causing damage to genes and inducing cancer.”

Aspartame, the artificial sweetener commonly used in diet sodas, has a current EU Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) level of 40 milligrams per kilogram of body weight.

EFSA said in its latest scientific review that it had found no evidence of safety concerns at the current ADI level. According to reports, an adult weighing 75 kilograms need to drink more than 16 cans of diet sodas per day to exceed the EU‘s ADI level.

This could be seen as a victory for companies like Coca-Cola Co., which uses aspartame in its Diet Coke, Coke Zero and other diet soda products.

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