Sucralose (SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener) was discovered in 1976, and for the next 20 years was subjected to one of the most extensive and thorough safety testing programs ever conducted on a food additive.
In 1990, the safety of sucralose was confirmed by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO)/Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA).
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration‘s (FDA) rigorous review process, sucralose was approved in 1998 for use in 15 food and beverage categories. Sixteen months later, the FDA extended its approval of sucralose to include its use as a general-purpose sweetener in all foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and medical foods.
Today, sucralose (SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener) is permitted for use in more than 80 countries and is used in more than 4,000 foods and beverages worldwide. Sucralose Studies Data show that SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener (sucralose) can be used safely by all populations, including people with diabetes, women who are pregnant or nursing, and children.
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