Odourless, white crystalline powder.

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

  • Flavour enhancer - Improves the taste and/or aroma of foods
  • 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
Approved Acesulfame potassium
European Union
Approved Acesulfame K
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Acesulphame potassium
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Acesulfame Potassium
Austria
Approved Acesulfame K
Belgium
Approved Acesulfame K
Bulgaria
Approved Acesulfame K
Cyprus
Approved Acesulfame K
Czech Republic
Approved Acesulfame K
Denmark
Approved Acesulfame K
Estonia
Approved Acesulfame K
Finland
Approved Acesulfame K
France
Approved Acesulfame K
Germany
Approved Acesulfame K
Greece
Approved Acesulfame K
Hungary
Approved Acesulfame K
Ireland
Approved Acesulfame K
Italy
Approved Acesulfame K
Latvia
Approved Acesulfame K
Lithuania
Approved Acesulfame K
Luxembourg
Approved Acesulfame K
Malta
Approved Acesulfame K
Netherlands
Approved Acesulfame K
Poland
Approved Acesulfame K
Portugal
Approved Acesulfame K
Romania
Approved Acesulfame K
Slovakia
Approved Acesulfame K
Slovenia
Approved Acesulfame K
Spain
Approved Acesulfame K
Sweden
Approved Acesulfame K
United Kingdom
Approved Acesulfame K
Australia
Approved Acesulphame potassium
New Zealand
Approved Acesulphame potassium

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E950 - Acesulfame potassium: Caused cancer and tumours in animal tests

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E950 - Acesulfame potassium: 200 times sweeter than sugar, has a bitter after taste. Used widely as artificial sweetener in low joule gums, drinks, diet foods, etc. Possible carcinogen in humans, caused cancer in test animals. Suggested that it is worse than Aspartame or Saccharin. AVOID IT!

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E950 - Acesulfame potassium: 200 times sweeter than sugar, has a bitter after taste. Possible carcinogen in humans, caused cancer in test animals. Suggested that it is worse than Aspartame or Saccharin. Avoid it.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E950 - Acesulfame potassium: Acesulfame K, Artificial Sweetener

DFlock

Linked to cancer - yes

E950 - Acesulfame potassium: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Acesulfame K or Ace K
Acesulfame potassium
6-Methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazin-4(3H)-one 2,2-dioxide potassium salt
Potassium acesulfame
Potassium 6-methyl-2,2-dioxooxathiazin-4-olate
Potassium salt of 3,4-dihydro-6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine-4-one-2,2-dioxide
Potassium salt of 6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine-4(3H)-one-2,2-dioxide

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 Guide
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.

  • CAS Number: 55589-62-3
  • EINECS Number: 259-715-3
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