STATEMENT FROM THE COALITION FOR SAFE FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, the International Association for Research on Cancer made a commitment on their own website to publish their findings alongside the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) on July 14th. The news made earlier this morning broke that commitment when the IARC report was made available to certain news outlets.
The Coalition for Safe Food and Beverage Choices remains steadfast in trusting the work of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when it comes to food safety. Just last week, the FDA stated this to The Washington Post: “…scientific evidence has continued to support its conclusion that aspartame is safe for the general population.” JECFA, which sets the global standard for food safety, will release its report on July 14th and we look forward to their comprehensive review.
It is critical for people here in the United States to have confidence in the FDA as the gold standard in assessing the safety of food and beverages, particularly as it relates to making safe choices about how to reduce sugar in their diets.
More information about the Coalition for Safe Food and Beverage Choices can be found here.
About the Coalition for Safe Food and Beverage Choices:
The Coalition for Safe Food and Beverage Choices represents organizations from business, consumer, labor, multicultural advocacy and public health groups who believe Americans should know who to trust when making safe choices about their family’s diets.