"Aspartame being labeled by IARC as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” does not mean that aspartame is actually linked to cancer.
The FDA disagrees with IARC’s conclusion that these studies support classifying aspartame as a possible carcinogen to humans."
By Eleanor Pringle
"A second report from a body made up of WHO and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) experts—named the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives’ (JECFA)—sought to identify how much aspartame humans can safely consume before it becomes a health risk.
The results—published on the same day as the first report—have been applauded by stakeholders in the health and beverage community, many of which had criticized the IARC report for not providing context around how much aspartame can be safely consumed."
7/13 - 6:30PM
By Kat Lay, Health Editor
"Drinks such as Diet Coke that contain the artificial sweetener have no link to the disease, experts say, while the average person can safely consume up to 14 cans a day"
7/13 - 2PM
By David Clement and Bill Wirtz
"The truth is that aspartame is safe for consumption. The WHO’s new classification says more about flaws in the agency’s risk communication strategy than it does about aspartame."
7/13 - 7AM
By Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
“Numerous studies since the 1980s have failed to find any consistent link between aspartame and cancer.”
7/5 — 10:37PM
By Donna Shalala and Alex Azar, Former Health and Human Services Secretaries
“The FDA is the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U.S. federal government. It is the world's gold standard for independent regulatory bodies. And, with its dedicated scientists and rigorous processes, it has thoroughly reviewed aspartame on six different occasions over the past 40 years."
7/5 — 06:30AM
By Kate Neudecker
“Is Aspartame Safe? Yes, aspartame is safe.”
By Jennifer Maloney and Betsy McKay
"I drink diet soda. Which of these reports should I focus on?
Jecfa’s report is more directly relevant for consumers. It determines the risk of cancer and other harms from real-world levels of exposure to a food additive. Jecfa is expected to reaffirm the safety of aspartame."