White, crystalline powder, odourless or having a slight characteristic odour. Approximately 2000 times sweeter than sucrose.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Sweetener - A substance which imparts a sweet taste to food for fewer kilojoules than sugar

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Alitame
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Alitame
Austria
Not Permitted
Belgium
Not Permitted
Bulgaria
Not Permitted
Cyprus
Not Permitted
Czech Republic
Not Permitted
Denmark
Not Permitted
Estonia
Not Permitted
Finland
Not Permitted
France
Not Permitted
Germany
Not Permitted
Greece
Not Permitted
Hungary
Not Permitted
Ireland
Not Permitted
Italy
Not Permitted
Latvia
Not Permitted
Lithuania
Not Permitted
Luxembourg
Not Permitted
Malta
Not Permitted
Netherlands
Not Permitted
Poland
Not Permitted
Portugal
Not Permitted
Romania
Not Permitted
Slovakia
Not Permitted
Slovenia
Not Permitted
Spain
Not Permitted
Sweden
Not Permitted
United Kingdom
Not Permitted
Australia
Approved Alitame
New Zealand
Approved Alitame

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

956 - Alitame: Liver abnormalities in lab tests - more research needed

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

956 - Alitame: Artificial sweetener 2000 times sweeter than sugar. Not listed in Australia prior to 1992. Current research suggests that it is safe. Not endorsed for use in the USA.

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Biotechnology used in production - yes

956 - Alitame: Current research suggests that it is safe. Not endorsed for use in the USA.

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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

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