We know that consumers sometimes have questions about the many refreshing beverage choices our member companies make, as well as their ingredients. Here’s one pretty straightforward question that we have heard from our readers:
Question: Are low-calorie sweeteners safe?
Answer: First of all, low-calorie sweeteners are found in thousands of foods and beverages. Importantly, despite some of the internet myths that may end up in your inbox, these ingredients are safe, as supported by decades of scientific research. In fact, they have been approved by regulatory agencies around the world, including the World Health Organization, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), as safe for use in foods and beverages.
If you have more questions about low-calorie sweeteners – or other ingredients found in the myriad options available in your grocery store’s beverage aisle, LetsClearItUp.org is a great resource. So go check it out – and let us know what you think by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter.