There is progress with the approval of new sweeteners
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CTA. 2003. There is progress with the approval of new sweeteners. Agritrade, June 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The EU Council on May 19th 2003 reached political agreement in support of...
The EU Council on May 19th 2003 reached political agreement in support of the European Commission's proposal to allow the use of two new intense sweeteners (sucralose and an aspertame-acesulfame salt) within the EU. The Council will formally adopt a common position at a later meeting, and the proposal will then go back to the European Parliament for a second reading. Comment: If not regulated as part of the EU sugar regime the emergence and use of these kinds of intense sweeteners could have a significant impact on demand for sugar in the food-processing industry. This is particularly the case in the present context in which WTO ceilings on export refunds for non-annex I products (value-added food products containing basic agricultural raw materials falling under the CAP) are beginning to affect the price competitiveness of high sugar-content value-added food products.