Food additives permitted in the EU: sweeteners

E420, E421, E950, E951, E952, E953, E954, E955, E957, E959, E961, E962, E965, E966, E967, E968
Sweeteners: sugar alcohols used as bulk sweeteners
E420     (i) Sorbitol, (ii) Sorbitol syrup
E421     Mannitol
E953     lsomalt
E965     (i) Maltitol. (ii) Maltitol syrup
E966     Lactitol
E967     Xylitol
E968     Erythriol
Intense (synthetic) sweeteners
E950     Acesulfame K
E951     Aspartame
E952     Cyclamic acid and its sodium and calcium salts
E954     Saccharin and its sodium, potassium and calcium salts
E955     Sucralose
E957     Thaumatin
E959     Neohesperidine DC
E961     Neotame
E962     Salt of aspartame-acesulfame


Bender D.A. “Benders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology” 8th ed. Woodhead Publishing. Oxford, 2006

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1129/2011 of 11 November 2011 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing a Union list of food additives.

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