Why is Aspartame in the News?

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee for Food Additives (JECFA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) are concurrently assessing the risks associated with aspartame.

IARC has assessed if aspartame could pose a cancer risk, while JECFA will assess the risks to the public from the use of aspartame in food. The JECFA risk assessment will include a review of the acceptable daily intake[1] and dietary exposure assessment for aspartame.

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