Press Releases

EFSA Draft Opinion on Aspartame Reconfirms Safety

ATLANTA (January 8, 2013) — The Calorie Control Council is pleased that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today released a draft opinion report that reaffirms what scientists and healthcare professionals have known for years: aspartame is safe. In January 2013, following a comprehensive review of studies on aspartame and its metabolites, EFSA concluded that there is no … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 Press Releases

Recent Study on Aspartame and Cancer Critically Flawed

Over 200 Studies Demonstrate the Safety of Aspartame ATLANTA (Oct. 24, 2012) Findings presented in “Consumption of Artificial Sweetener and Sugar Containing Soda and the Risk of Lymphoma and Leukemia in Men and Women” are weak, misleading, and critically flawed.  The study has numerous limitations, as noted by the authors themselves.  Based on these facts, consumers … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 Press Releases

Calorie Control Council Response to American Diabetes Association Presentation by Fowler et al

ATLANTA (June 30, 2011) – The Calorie Control Council takes this opportunity to respond to a presentation at the 2011 American Diabetes Association Meeting. The presentation, “Aspartame Consumption is Associated with Elevated Fasting Glucose in Diabetes-Prone Mice” alleges an association between aspartame and fasting glucose. It is important to note that this study has not … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 Press Releases