Magic Sugar on The Track Again After Over a Decade of Ban

June 14, 2011, I cited the news about the magic sugar. Manila Health Department raided some places in attempt to caught and further prevent the trade of product with magic sugar as sweetener, Chesto Cola, for example.

Prior, FDA Philippines had an advisory. The BFAD Advisory No. 00-05, Dated August 07, 2000. The advisory was prohibiting the use and trade of magic sugar (neotogen, sodium cyclamate) due to some evidence suggesting the substance is carcinogenic to animals.

April 15, 2013, FDA Philippines released another advisory. FDA Advisory number 2013-009, with the subject, “FDA allows the use of magic sugar but requires all importers, traders and distributors to secure FDA authorization”. The decision was in accordance with Codex General Standard for Food Additives 192-1995. Reviews conducted by WHO/FAO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JEFCA) and European Food Safety Authority found no safety concerns among millions of consumers.

Magic sugar use on foods differs from 250mg/kg to 3000mg/kg. See the cylamates section of these Codex Standard for reference.

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