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Food and Drug Administration: Food Additive Approval Process Followed for Aspartame

HRD-87-46 Published: Jun 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's (CFSAN) process for approving aspartame, specifically its: (1) review of the scientific issues raised concerning the aspartame studies; and (2) monitoring of current safety concerns.

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