Ten Facts about Aspartame
Ever since saccharin was invented towards the end of the nineteenth century, low calorie sweeteners have been criticised by people who, for a variety of reasons, like to unsettle the public about the safety of the foods and drinks they enjoy. Sometimes, stories have been spread by producers of sugar, and sometimes by makers of other low calorie sweeteners.
Because of its success, based on its excellent sweet taste, aspartame has been a particular focus of these attacks in recent years. Allegations about the safety of aspartame have no basis in science or common sense. We have, therefore, prepared a document for food and drink manufacturers that provides a briefing on the safety and benefits of aspartame. It contains ten key facts that answer the questions that you might have heard.
- A pdf file (470KB) can be downloaded here.