ATLANTA – Consumers and health professionals can find accurate and reliable information about saccharin on the Web via www.saccharin.org. The new and improved saccharin Web site has an updated look and feel with expanded information on the benefits and safety of this low calorie, artificial sweetener.
- Objective, scientific information about saccharin, the world’s oldest low-calorie sweetener
- Numerous links to third-party health organizations and regulatory agencies with additional information on saccharin
- Background information on saccharin such as its history, approval process and safety
“This web site will provide consumers and health professionals with factual information about saccharin. Saccharin has been used for more than 100 years by millions of people around the world who want to control calories and stay in better overall health,” noted Beth Hubrich, Executive Director of the Calorie Control Council.
Saccharin is approved in more than 100 countries and has been reviewed and determined safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization and the Scientific Committee for Food of the European Union. In addition, leading health authorities such as the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association and the American Heart Association have acknowledged saccharin’s safety.
Saccharin is also beneficial for weight control. “Low-calorie foods and beverages allow consumers to control caloric intake while still enjoying their favorite products. For example, drinking a diet soda can save 150 calories a day. Over the course of a year, that could lead to a 15-pound weight loss,” adds Ms. Hubrich. “Low-calorie sweeteners such as saccharin are beneficial tools as part of an overall healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a balanced diet.”
Today, saccharin is used in such products as tabletop sweeteners, baked goods, soft drinks, jams, chewing gum, canned fruit, candy, dessert toppings and salad dressing.
For more information about saccharin visit www.saccharin.org.
The Calorie Control Council, established in 1966, is an international non-profit association representing the low-calorie and reduced-fat food and beverage industry. Today it represents 60 manufacturers and suppliers of low-calorie, low-fat and light foods and beverages, including the manufacturers and suppliers of more than a dozen different dietary sweeteners, fat replacers and other low-calorie ingredients.