Monday, February 26, 2007

Saccharin ban under review

Health Canada is considering lifting the country's 30-year-old ban on saccharin, the infamous artificial sweetener that was forbidden for use in food here after it was linked to cancer in lab animals, and is still classified by the department as a suspected carcinogen.

New studies and information about the health and safety of saccharin, perhaps best known as the sweetening agent in Sweet 'N Low, prompted the decision to review its regulatory status in Canada, Health Canada spokesman Paul Duchesne said. ...more

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