Grocery Manufacturers Association Releases Science Policy Paper On Aspartame

July 31, 2008
Resource Guide for Policymakers, Consumers and the Media is Part of a Series of Educational Publications on Food, Beverage and Consumer Product Issues
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today released Aspartame: A Guide for Consumers, Policymakers and the Media,” (click to download) a science policy paper designed to provide current and scientifically accurate information and resources for journalists, health professionals and policymakers.  “Non-nutritive sweeteners, including aspartame, are used in a variety of food and beverage products.  Aspartame is approved for use in more than 100 countries, including the United States, Canada, countries in the European Union, Japan, Australia and New Zealand,” said Robert Brackett, chief science officer for GMA.  “Few ingredients have been subject to the extent of research that has been conducted on aspartame and the overwhelming majority of the scientific evidence confirms its safety.”

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