Saccharins (E954) can be derived from a number or sources. E954 (i) - Saccharin; 954 (ii) - Calcium saccharin; E954 (iii) - Potassium saccharin; E954 (iv) - Sodium saccharin.

It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste.

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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
Approved Saccharin (ammonicalcium, or sodium)
European Union
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Saccharin
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Saccharin, Saccharin (and Sodium, Potassium, Calcium Salts)
Austria
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Belgium
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Bulgaria
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Cyprus
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Czech Republic
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Denmark
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Estonia
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Finland
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
France
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Germany
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Greece
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Hungary
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Ireland
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Italy
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Latvia
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Lithuania
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Luxembourg
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Malta
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Netherlands
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Poland
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Portugal
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Romania
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Slovakia
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Slovenia
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Spain
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Sweden
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
United Kingdom
Approved Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
Australia
Approved Saccharin
New Zealand
Approved Saccharin

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Known carcinogen especially linked to bladder and reproductive cancers. Banned in US in 1977 but reinstated with strict labelling provisions

Additive Alert

Banned in some countries - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Known carcinogen especially linked to bladder and reproductive cancers. Banned in US in 1977 but reinstated with strict labelling provisions

Additive Alert

Synthetic substance - yes

E954 - Saccharins: A synthetic sweetener.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - yes

E954 - Saccharins: A synthetic sweetener.

Muslim Consumer Group

Banned in some countries - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Calcium & sodium saccharin; artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen). Not listed in Australia by number until 1992. Banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling stating: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals". It interferes with normal blood coagulation, blood sugar levels and digestive function. Banned in France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain. Banned as food additive in Malaysia and Zimbabwe. Banned as a beverage additive in Fiji, Israel, Peru, and Taiwan.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Calcium & sodium saccharin; artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen). Not listed in Australia by number until 1992. Banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling stating: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals". It interferes with normal blood coagulation, blood sugar levels and digestive function. Banned in France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain. Banned as food additive in Malaysia and Zimbabwe. Banned as a beverage additive in Fiji, Israel, Peru, and Taiwan.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Synthesised from toluene, a colourless inflammable liquid, insoluble in water, derived from petroleum. Toluene is a well-known carcinogen and Saccharin was banned in the USA in 1977, but reinstated subject to strict labelling. It interferes with normal blood coagulation, blood sugar levels and digestive function. Banned in France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain. Banned as food additive in Malaysia and Zimbabwe. Banned as a beverage additive in Fiji, Israel, Peru, and Taiwan.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen); banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling starting: Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals

DFlock

Banned in some countries - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Calcium & sodium saccharin; artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen); banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling starting: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals"

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Linked to cancer - yes

E954 (i) - Saccharin: Saccharin[2] is an artificial sweetener. The basic substance, benzoic sulfilimine, has effectively no food energy and is much sweeter than sucrose, but has a bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste. It has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Saccharin

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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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