Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has just released the report from a recent risk assessment of steviol glycosides.
The risk assessment was part of a joint New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and FSANZ project to review intense sweeteners permitted in the Food Standards Code.
As part of the assessment, an analytical survey was conducted to determine the concentrations at which steviol glycosides are present in a variety of foods in Australia and New Zealand and undertake a refined dietary exposure assessment.
The survey found that the estimated dietary exposures to steviol glycosides were well below the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for the Australian and New Zealand populations assessed. Based on the current evidence available, no public health and safety issues were identified from the risk assessment.
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