Stevia-based sweetener company SweeGen has announced that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) food additive and flavoring panel found no safety concerns for its bioconverted rebaudioside M (reb M) stevia leaf sweetener. Final EFSA approval is expected in 2020.

SweeGen is the first company to receive the EFSA panel’s safety status for any steviol glycoside produced by alternative technologies. To achieve high purity clean-tasting and non‐GMO stevia leaf sweeteners, SweeGen uses an enzymatic bioconversion process starting with stevia leaf extract. This process enabled SweeGen to obtain the Non‐GMO Project verification for its Bestevia stevia sweeteners.

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