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Call for submissions on new steviol glycoside

Date: 29/06/2015

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on whether to permit a steviol glycoside, rebaudioside M (Reb M), as a new intense sweetener.
FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said FSANZ had assessed an Application to allow Reb M to be added to the same food categories and at the same maximum levels as the currently permitted steviol glycosides.
“Reb M is similar in chemical structure and sweetness intensity to other permitted steviol glycosides,” Mr McCutcheon said.
“FSANZ’s safety assessment has concluded that there are no public health and safety issues associated with this Application.
“All FSANZ decisions on standards are notified to ministers responsible for food regulation. The ministers can decide to adopt, amend, or reject standards or they can ask for a review.”
The closing date for submissions is 10 August 2015

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