Specific Substances: Acesulfame potassium
Nomination Date: 05/01/2006
Nominator: Private Individual
Rationale: Acesulfame is widely used as a component of sweetener blends with splenda and in artificially sweetened products such as "lite" fruit juices, fruit drinks, ice creams, flavored water and sports drinks etc. There is inadequate long term animal testing of acesulfame. Tests carried out to date do not give reasonable assurance that acesulfame potassium is "safe".
NTP Principles: not specified