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European Union Authorizes Use of E 960 Sweetener

May 13, 2016

The European Commission (EC) has issued Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/479 Amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Use of Steviol Glycosides (E 960) as a Sweetener in Certain Energy-Reduced or with No Added Sugars Beverages.

The authorization covers the following beverages and maximum levels of E 960:

          Coffee, tea and herbal infusion beverages (30 mg/l)

          Flavored instant coffee and instant cappuccino products (30 mg/l)

          Malt-based and chocolate/cappuccino flavored drinks (20 mg/l)

The amended regulation became effective on April 24, 2016.

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