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Aspartame powder e951

Product code: P0147

Aspartame is an intense low-calorie artificial sweetener. It is authorised as a food additive (sweetener) in the EU. 

Sweetness Index and Sweetness Profile

Aspartame is 200 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar)

Regulatory/Safety 

As per Regulation 1169/2011, foods containing aspartame/aspartame-acesulfame salt authorised pursuant to Regulation EC) No 1333/2008 shall bear the statement: ‘contains aspartame (a source of phenylalanine)’ on the label in cases where aspartame/aspartameacesulfame salt is designated in the list of ingredients only by reference to the E number. ‘contains a source of phenylalanine’ shall appear on the label in cases where aspartame/aspartame-acesulfame salt is designated in the list of ingredients by its specific name.

The safety of aspartame has been been investistigated extensively over the past 30 years 

If you would like to read EFSA's scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of aspartame, this can be found here https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3496

More information about aspartame can be found of EFSA's website: https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/aspartame

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