Calorie Control Council Response to Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Position on Sucralose

ATLANTA (June 12, 2013) — The Calorie Control Council is disappointed to learn that The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has changed its position on sucralose based on one unpublished and non-peer reviewed study, which has not been publicly released and is at odds with the wealth of scientific literature demonstrating the safety of sucralose.  Over 100 scientific research and regulatory reviews conducted on sucralose show sucralose is safe. Further, extensive animal and human studies demonstrate that sucralose is not metabolized and passes through the body without being broken down.  Since sucralose passes through the body unchanged it is not surprising that sucralose is safe and has no adverse health effects.

The study upon which CSPI is basing its position was conducted by the Ramazzini Institute.  Ramazzini has been criticized by many regulatory bodies as well as leading experts in the field of toxicology.  In fact, results from Ramazzini studies have been dismissed by regulatory authorities around the world, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), due to Ramazzini’s use of unorthodox methods and protocols not widely accepted in toxicology research.

Haley Curtis Stevens, Ph.D. Calorie Control Council President, noted, “The position of CSPI is in conflict with the US FDA, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the Joint Expert Commission of Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a host of other regulatory bodies who all agree sucralose is safe.”

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