Heart reminder: According to foreign media reports, Morando Soffritti of the La Mazzini Institute in Italy released a study that pointed out that experiments on mice found that sucralose was associated with cancer.
According to foreign media reports, Morando Soffritti of the La Mazzini Institute in Italy published a study that pointed out that experiments on mice found that sucralose was associated with cancer.
However, the European Union Food Safety Agency (EFSA) issued an opinion on this, pointing out that Italian researchers used unconventional experimental designs and obtained unreliable data that sucralose is not associated with cancer.
The European Union Food Safety Agency also pointed out that the Italian experiment lacked a behavioral model and the causal relationship between sucralose and cancer was not established.
The International Sweeteners Association welcomes the comments of the European Food Safety Authority. Sweeteners Association Robert Peterson pointed out that the EU Food Safety Agency’s opinion is consistent with the opinions of the international scientific community and regulatory agencies that sucralose is safe.
The EU Food Safety Agency first carried out a risk assessment on the safety of sucralose in 1989. After that, in 2000, the European Union Food Safety Agency set its recommended daily intake at 15 mg per kilogram of body weight.
The sweetness of sucralose is 600 times that of sucrose. It is used in more than 4,500 kinds of food, beverage and medical products worldwide.