E 950
Acesulfame K
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The American food watchdog agency, Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), has repeatedly expressed concerns about the carcinogenic effects of this sweetener. The last tests carried out on this product by it manufacturer were proven to be totally inadequate so as to determine the long-term effects on humans. The US governments National Toxicology Program has nominated acesulfame K (potassium) for ‘chronic toxicity’ testing (1996).