Specific Substances: Acesulfame potassium
Nomination Date: 05/29/1996
Nominator: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Rationale: The FDA is considering a food additive petition for the use of acesulfame potassium as an artificial sweetener in nonalcoholic beverages. Millions of Americans who drink diet beverages will be exposed to this chemical. Tests carried out to date do not give reasonable assurance that the chemical is safe and the poor tests suggest that it may be carcinogenic.
NTP Principles: not specified