Stevia acceptance moves forward
In the coming months, expect to see the debut of food and beverage products that contain the sweetener rebaudioside A (reb A), an extract from the stevia plant leaf. That is because the Food and Drug Administration recently issued a no objection letter with respect to reb A, recognizing that reb A at a minimum specification of 95% is generally recognized as safe for use as a sweetener in foods and beverages.

Food manufacturers have already begun to roll out product…

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