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    ASPARTAME... list of foods its been aproved for

    Found this on the codex website under "current official standards list" one of the many .pdf listed for our food standards.
    http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web...ist.do?lang=en



    ASPARTAME: It starts on page 74 of a 259 .pdf listing food additives and how much can go into a product. Cheese, bread, veggies, fruits, fish, coffee...... beer

    General Standard for Food Additives
    http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web...o.jsp?id_sta=4



    ASPARTAME
    INS 951 Aspartame Functional Class: Flavour enhancer, Sweetener

    FoodCatNo... FoodCategory... MaxLevel... Notes... Year Adopted

    01.1.2 Dairy-based drinks, flavoured and/or fermented (e.g., chocolate milk, cocoa, eggnog, drinking yoghurt, wheybased drinks) 600 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    01.3.2 Beverage whiteners 6000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    01.4.4 Cream analogues 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    01.5.2 Milk and cream powder analogues 2000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    01.6.1 Unripened cheese 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    01.6.5 Cheese analogues 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g., pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    02.3 Fat emulsions mainly of type oil-in-water, including mixed and/or flavoured products based on fat emulsions 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    02.4 Fat-based desserts excluding dairy-based dessert products of food category 01.7 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    03.0 Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.1 Frozen fruit 2000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.1.2.2 Dried fruit 2000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.1.2.3 Fruit in vinegar, oil, or brine 300 mg/kg 144 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.4 Canned or bottled (pasteurized) fruit 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.6 Fruit-based spreads (e.g., chutney) excluding products of food category 04.1.2.5 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.7 Candied fruit 2000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007


    ASPARTAME
    CODEX STAN 192-1995 75
    Table One

    FoodCatNo FoodCategory MaxLevel Notes Year Adopted

    04.1.2.8 Fruit preparations, including pulp, purees, fruit toppings and coconut milk 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.10 Fermented fruit products 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.11 Fruit fillings for pastries 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.1.2.12 Cooked fruit 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    04.2.2.1 Frozen vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seeds 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.2.2.2 Dried vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seeds 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.2.2.3 Vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses
    and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds in vinegar, oil, brine, or soybean sauce 300 mg/kg 144 & 191 2007

    04.2.2.4 Canned or bottled (pasteurized) or retort pouch vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.2.2.5 Vegetable (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweed, and nut and seed purees and spreads (e.g., peanut butter) 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.2.2.6 Vegetable (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweed, and nut and seed pulps and preparations (e.g., vegetable desserts and sauces, candied vegetables) other than food
    category 04.2.2.5 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.2.2.7 Fermented vegetable (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera) and seaweed products, excluding fermented soybean products of food categories 06.8.6, 06.8.7, 12.9.1, 12.9.2.1 and 12.9.2.3 2500 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    04.2.2.8 Cooked or fried vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    05.1.1 Cocoa mixes (powders) and cocoa mass/cake 3000 mg/kg 97 & 191 2007

    05.1.2 Cocoa mixes (syrups) 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    05.1.3 Cocoa-based spreads, including fillings 3000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    05.1.4 Cocoa and chocolate products 3000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    05.1.5 Imitation chocolate, chocolate substitute products 3000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    05.2.1 Hard candy 3000 mg/kg 161 & 148 2008

    05.2.2 Soft candy 3000 mg/kg 161 & 148 2008

    05.2.3 Nougats and marzipans 3000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    05.3 Chewing gum 10000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    05.4 Decorations (e.g., for fine bakery wares), toppings (nonfruit) and sweet sauces 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    06.3 Breakfast cereals, including rolled oats 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    06.5 Cereal and starch based desserts (e.g., rice pudding, tapioca pudding) 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007


    ASPARTAME
    CODEX STAN 192-1995 76
    Table One
    FoodCatNo FoodCategory MaxLevel Notes Year Adopted

    07.1 Bread and ordinary bakery wares 4000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    07.2 Fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury) and mixes 1700 mg/kg 165 & 191 2007

    09.2 Processed fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 300 mg/kg 144 & 191 2007

    09.3 Semi-preserved fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 300 mg/kg 144 & 191 2007

    09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 300 mg/kg 144 & 191 2007

    10.4 Egg-based desserts (e.g., custard) 1000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    11.4 Other sugars and syrups (e.g., xylose, maple syrup, sugar toppings) 3000 mg/kg 159 & 191 2007

    11.6 Table-top sweeteners, including those containing highintensity sweeteners GMP 191 2007

    12.2.2 Seasonings and condiments 2000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    12.3 Vinegars 3000 mg/kg 161 & 191 2008

    12.4 Mustards 350 mg/kg 191 2007

    12.5 Soups and broths 1200 mg/kg 161 & 188 2009

    12.6 Sauces and like products 350 mg/kg 191 2007

    12.7 Salads (e.g., macaroni salad, potato salad) and sandwich spreads excluding cocoa- and nut-based spreads of food categories 04.2.2.5 and 05.1.3 350 mg/kg 161 & 166 2007

    13.3 Dietetic foods intended for special medical purposes (excluding products of food category 13.1) 1000 mg/kg 191 2007

    13.4 Dietetic formulae for slimming purposes and weight reduction 800 mg/kg 191 2007

    13.5 Dietetic foods (e.g., supplementary foods for dietary use) excluding products of food categories 13.1 - 13.4 and 13.6 1000 mg/kg 191 2007

    13.6 Food supplements 5500 mg/kg 191 2007

    14.1.3.1 Fruit nectar 600 mg/kg 191 2005

    14.1.3.2 Vegetable nectar 600 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    14.1.3.3 Concentrates for fruit nectar 600 mg/kg 127 & 191 2005

    14.1.3.4 Concentrates for vegetable nectar 600 mg/kg 127 & 161 2007

    14.1.4 Water-based flavoured drinks, including "sport," "energy," or "electrolyte" drinks and particulated drinks 600 mg/kg 161 & 191 2007

    14.1.5 Coffee, coffee substitutes, tea, herbal infusions, and other hot cereal and grain beverages, excluding cocoa 600 mg/kg 160 & 161 2007

    14.2.7 Aromatized alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer, wine and spirituous cooler-type beverages, low alcoholic refreshers) 600 mg/kg 191 2007

    15.0 Ready-to-eat savouries 500 mg/kg 191 2008


    ASPARTAME-ACESULFAME SALT
    INS 962 Aspartame-acesulfame salt Functional Class: Sweetener
    FoodCatNo FoodCategory MaxLevel Notes Year Adopted

    ASPARTAME-ACESULFAME SALT
    CODEX STAN 192-1995 77
    Table One
    FoodCatNo FoodCategory MaxLevel Notes Year Adopted

    01.1.2 Dairy-based drinks, flavoured and/or fermented (e.g., chocolate milk, cocoa, eggnog, drinking yoghurt, wheybased drinks) 350 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g., pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 350 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    02.4 Fat-based desserts excluding dairy-based dessert products of food category 01.7 350 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    04.1.2.4 Canned or bottled (pasteurized) fruit 350 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 1000 mg/kg 119 & 161 2009

    04.1.2.8 Fruit preparations, including pulp, purees, fruit toppings and coconut milk 350 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 350 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    04.2.2.3 Vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds in vinegar, oil, brine, or soybean sauce 200 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    04.2.2.6 Vegetable (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweed, and nut and seed pulps and preparations (e.g., vegetable desserts and sauces, candied vegetables) other than food category 04.2.2.5 350 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    05.1.5 Imitation chocolate, chocolate substitute products 500 mg/kg 113 & 161 2009

    07.2 Fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury) and mixes 1000 mg/kg 77 & 113 2009

    09.3 Semi-preserved fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 200 mg/kg 113 2009

    09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 200 mg/kg 113 2009

    13.4 Dietetic formulae for slimming purposes and weight reduction 450 mg/kg 113 2009

    13.5 Dietetic foods (e.g., supplementary foods for dietary use) excluding products of food categories 13.1 - 13.4 and 13.6 450 mg/kg 113 2009

    14.2.7 Aromatized alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer, wine and spirituous cooler-type beverages, low alcoholic refreshers) 350 mg/kg 113 2010

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    does this mean that aspatame can be an ingredient and not listed on the package?

    bh

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    Wow! That stuff is a poison

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDINMT View Post
    Wow! That stuff is a poison
    They all are. And the people who sell this crap want you sick and/or dead, so they can get to the new generation of people to be poisoned. All for money.

    I'm going shopping now, so please peruse these sites at your leisure:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=aspar...ient=firefox-a


    So when's the Revolution? God or Money? Choose.

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    For the other side of the story:

    http://threatinfo.trendmicro.com/vin...ASPARTAME+HOAX

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame_controversy

    http://www.gao.gov/products/HRD-87-46

    And a really good study at http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/FST-3.pdf

    Falsifications and Facts about Aspartame
    In early 1999, misleading and inaccurate information
    about the artificial sweetener aspartame spread rampantly
    and indiscriminately on the Internet. This rash of
    Internet misinformation was based on an article by
    Nancy Markle, allegedly based on her talks at the “World
    Environmental Conference.” It seems that these rumors
    remain alive on the Internet and continue to scare consumers.
    When in 1981 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    (FDA) approved the use of aspartame in certain
    products, there were more than 100 separate toxicological
    and clinical studies establishing the safety of aspartame.
    Since then, many other studies have been conducted
    to check credible reports of aspartame-mediated
    adverse effects. Aspartame is considered one of the most
    thoroughly tested food additives in the world, and FDA
    continues to confirm it safe to consume for everyone
    except phenylketonurics. (rest at above site)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post
    For the other side of the story:

    http://threatinfo.trendmicro.com/vin...ASPARTAME+HOAX

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame_controversy

    http://www.gao.gov/products/HRD-87-46

    And a really good study at http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/FST-3.pdf

    Falsifications and Facts about Aspartame
    In early 1999, misleading and inaccurate information
    about the artificial sweetener aspartame spread rampantly
    and indiscriminately on the Internet. This rash of
    Internet misinformation was based on an article by
    Nancy Markle, allegedly based on her talks at the “World
    Environmental Conference.” It seems that these rumors
    remain alive on the Internet and continue to scare consumers.
    When in 1981 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    (FDA) approved the use of aspartame in certain
    products, there were more than 100 separate toxicological
    and clinical studies establishing the safety of aspartame.
    Since then, many other studies have been conducted
    to check credible reports of aspartame-mediated
    adverse effects. Aspartame is considered one of the most
    thoroughly tested food additives in the world, and FDA
    continues to confirm it safe to consume for everyone
    except phenylketonurics. (rest at above site)
    There's a website that's put together an ~ Aspartame (NutraSweet) Toxicity Info Center


    You might want to check it out.



    They list

    Aspartame Toxicity Reaction Case Reports.
    Aspartame Scientific Documents (100's of referenced pages suitable for laypersons, physicians and researchers.)
    There's a general resources section, a video / audio section and more.


    The dangers of Aspartame are not just an internet rumor that someone started.

    http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/

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    Contrary to the popular myth, Codex is NOT the law of the land in America. Those standards apply in countries where Codex IS law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Sunday View Post
    Contrary to the popular myth, Codex is NOT the law of the land in America.
    They're getting around to it.

    So when's the Revolution? God or Money? Choose.

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    Falsifications and Facts about Aspartame
    I met a couple today that live south of Austin.....they buy aspartame by the bags.

    They spread it on fire ant mounds and it kills the ants.


    That tells me the story about how they discovered aspartame is true....i.e. they were trying to invent a particular insecticide when they found this crap!

    ----------------------------------------



    "...The new Codex Alimentaris adopted in a secret meeting in Europe in November 2004 is scheduled to take effect in June 2005. Because the United States belongs to the World Trade Organization ("WTO") any changes approved in Europe automatically become law in the United States superceding our own laws (we are no longer a sovereign nation). Failure to comply with these changes institutes lawsuits, which cannot be won as they are settled in international courts which care nothing about U.S. laws. Incidentally, Europe has been very leery of genetically modified foods because of serious concerns about their safety. By this same WTO mechanism Europe will be forced to accept importation of U.S. GMO foods even if they know they are bad for health..."

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/era-of-peace/message/302


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    I met a couple today that live south of Austin.....they buy aspartame by the bags.

    They spread it on fire ant mounds and it kills the ants.


    That tells me the story about how they discovered aspartame is true....i.e. they were trying to invent a particular insecticide when they found this crap!
    A neighbor of mine was having a terrible time with ants in her kitchen. I told her to spread a little Equal (aspartame) in the areas where the ants were a problem. A few days later she reported that all of the ants were dead.

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. It's poison. For ants AND people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyhill View Post
    does this mean that aspatame can be an ingredient and not listed on the package?

    bh
    Yep.........its called "natural flavors"

    or "spices".

    In liquor and coffee.......it isn't listed at all.

    Dam them all to hell for slow poisoning us.

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    If it works on killing ants, I wonder if it would kill slugs? Sure worth a try.
    I have a box of it here that someone left us. It's been sitting in the pantry for about 3 years now as neither of us want anything to do with it. But, if I thought I would kill the slugs in the garden, well, I may bet those pink packets out next year and sprinkle a little around on the "outside" of the beds.

    Can't hurt to try it.

    On another note, my neice was drinking 6 or 7 Diet Dr. Pepper's a day. She lost the feeling in her legs and couldn't walk. I sent her the info on aspartame and she quit the stuff. She was back walking in about 3 weeks. Doc's couldn't figure out what was happening as they figured she would never walk again.

    Aspartame, nasty stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Owl View Post
    If it works on killing ants, I wonder if it would kill slugs? Sure worth a try.
    I have a box of it here that someone left us. It's been sitting in the pantry for about 3 years now as neither of us want anything to do with it. But, if I thought I would kill the slugs in the garden, well, I may bet those pink packets out next year and sprinkle a little around on the "outside" of the beds.

    Can't hurt to try it.

    On another note, my neice was drinking 6 or 7 Diet Dr. Pepper's a day. She lost the feeling in her legs and couldn't walk. I sent her the info on aspartame and she quit the stuff. She was back walking in about 3 weeks. Doc's couldn't figure out what was happening as they figured she would never walk again.

    Aspartame, nasty stuff.

    So she had DOCTORS all scratching their heads like dummies.

    They didn't bother to ask what was in her diet, much less advise her to get off the POISON.

    Bunch of clowns.


    So when's the Revolution? God or Money? Choose.

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    No Studies on the Effects on Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post
    For the other side of the story:

    http://threatinfo.trendmicro.com/vin...ASPARTAME+HOAX

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame_controversy

    http://www.gao.gov/products/HRD-87-46

    And a really good study at http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/FST-3.pdf

    Falsifications and Facts about Aspartame
    In early 1999, misleading and inaccurate information
    about the artificial sweetener aspartame spread rampantly
    and indiscriminately on the Internet. This rash of
    Internet misinformation was based on an article by
    Nancy Markle, allegedly based on her talks at the “World
    Environmental Conference.” It seems that these rumors
    remain alive on the Internet and continue to scare consumers.
    When in 1981 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    (FDA) approved the use of aspartame in certain
    products, there were more than 100 separate toxicological
    and clinical studies establishing the safety of aspartame.
    Since then, many other studies have been conducted
    to check credible reports of aspartame-mediated
    adverse effects. Aspartame is considered one of the most
    thoroughly tested food additives in the world, and FDA
    continues to confirm it safe to consume for everyone
    except phenylketonurics. (rest at above site)

    I wonder why they have not done any studies on the long term effects on children??? The Dr. on Good Morning America (you know the nice grey haired one) said, "DO NOT give this to children, because we do not know the long term affect!". He was very emphatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post
    For the other side of the story:
    Aspartame is considered one of the most
    thoroughly tested food additives in the world, and FDA
    continues to confirm it safe to consume for everyone
    except phenylketonurics. (rest at above site)

    What the heck is left for phenylketonurics to eat? The stuff is going to be in everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    I met a couple today that live south of Austin.....they buy aspartame by the bags.

    They spread it on fire ant mounds and it kills the ants.

    That tells me the story about how they discovered aspartame is true....i.e. they were trying to invent a particular insecticide when they found this crap!
    http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/antpoison.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackjeep View Post
    A neighbor of mine was having a terrible time with ants in her kitchen. I told her to spread a little Equal (aspartame) in the areas where the ants were a problem. A few days later she reported that all of the ants were dead.

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. It's poison. For ants AND people.
    Study on the effects of aspartame on ants http://fireant.tamu.edu/research/pro...f/pgs33-35.pdf
    no effect noted

    No, you can't put aspartame in food without listing it. Don't you think it would open a company for a lawsuit if it were put in food without listing and phenylketonurics got hold of it?

    Oh, and their have been studies on children http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...e2=tf_ipsecsha

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...?dopt=Abstract

    Enders J, Stenzel TE, Butchko HH. Aspartame: ensuring safe intake levels in children. J Am Diet Assoc. 1990;90:360, 362, 364

    That show it has no effect
    Last edited by Kent; 10-30-2010 at 11:40 PM. Reason: Add child studies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Sunday View Post
    Contrary to the popular myth, Codex is NOT the law of the land in America. Those standards apply in countries where Codex IS law.


    I don't know about law but the USDA seems to be working with them.
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/codex_alime..._CAC/index.asp


    We are listed in the 'Member Countries of the Codex Alimentarius Commission'.
    http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web...rs.jsp?lang=EN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post

    No, you can't put aspartame in food without listing it. Don't you think it would open a company for a lawsuit if it were put in food without listing and phenylketonurics got hold of it?

    As for labeling

    From the USDA
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Additiv...y_Products.pdf
    Meat and poultry

    The statutes and regulations to enforce the statutes require certain
    information on labels of meat and poultry products so consumers will have
    complete information about a product. In all cases, ingredients must be
    listed on the product label, in the ingredients statement in order by
    weight, from the greatest amount to the least.

    Substances such as spices and spice extractives may be declared as
    “natural flavors,” “flavors,” or “natural flavoring” on meat and poultry labels
    without naming each one. This is because they are used primarily for their
    flavor contribution and not their nutritional contribution.


    From Codex
    http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/standard_list.jsp

    Scroll down to General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods, click for PDF.


    4.2.1.3 Where an ingredient is itself the product of two or more ingredients, such a compound ingredient may be declared,
    as such, in the list of ingredients, provided that it is immediately accompanied by a list, in brackets, of its ingredients
    in descending order of proportion (m/m). Where a compound ingredient (for which a name has been established in a Codex standa
    rd or in national legislation) constitutes less than 5% of the food, the ingredients, other than food additives which serve a technological function in the finished product, need not be declared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mscoffee View Post
    As for labeling

    From the USDA
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Additiv...y_Products.pdf
    Meat and poultry

    The statutes and regulations to enforce the statutes require certain
    information on labels of meat and poultry products so consumers will have
    complete information about a product. In all cases, ingredients must be
    listed on the product label, in the ingredients statement in order by
    weight, from the greatest amount to the least.

    Substances such as spices and spice extractives may be declared as
    “natural flavors,” “flavors,” or “natural flavoring” on meat and poultry labels
    without naming each one. This is because they are used primarily for their
    flavor contribution and not their nutritional contribution.


    From Codex
    http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/standard_list.jsp

    Scroll down to General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods, click for PDF.


    4.2.1.3 Where an ingredient is itself the product of two or more ingredients, such a compound ingredient may be declared,
    as such, in the list of ingredients, provided that it is immediately accompanied by a list, in brackets, of its ingredients
    in descending order of proportion (m/m). Where a compound ingredient (for which a name has been established in a Codex standa
    rd or in national legislation) constitutes less than 5% of the food, the ingredients, other than food additives which serve a technological function in the finished product, need not be declared.
    What you quote has nothing to do with aspartame. Aspartame causes health problems in phenylketonurics and products containing it MUST have the health warning on the label. Even medication with it have to have a warning. It does not matter if it is over or under 5% because it can cause health problems in some people.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Z1Y...r%20ph&f=false

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    That tells me the story about how they discovered aspartame is true....i.e. they were trying to invent a particular insecticide when they found this crap!


    It was actually manufactured as an ulcer drug, and was "accidentally" discovered to be sweet in taste. Google the words- aspartame, Searle, ulcer, or any combination.

    Naysayers- Yes I know what snopes says. I trust them as much as I trust the administration ;-) If this stuff is SO safe (as with many other POISONS, as well), why do "they" continually change the names of these poisons? To jade the public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post
    What you quote has nothing to do with aspartame. Aspartame causes health problems in phenylketonurics and products containing it MUST have the health warning on the label. Even medication with it have to have a warning. It does not matter if it is over or under 5% because it can cause health problems in some people.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Z1Y...r%20ph&f=false
    Yes I found the labeling of drugs must contain warnings; Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine (_)mg Per (Dosage Unit).

    Per:
    TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
    CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    SUBCHAPTER C--DRUGS: GENERAL
    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/script....cfm?fr=201.21


    As for food, I was not able to find labeling requirements for listing aspartame other then the FDA statement, Quote: Although aspartame contains only a small amount of phenylalanine, labels of aspartame-containing foods and beverages must include a statement advising phenylketonurics of the presence of phenylalanine.
    http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodIngredie.../ucm094211.htm

    I'm always looking at the labels because I prefer to avoid aspartame, thing is I know I've seen the "Caution Contains Phenylalanine" or similar warning but I never associated it with aspartame or bothered to look it up..... now I'll know.

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    Now, why in the he!! are they putting this toxic crap in ALL our food? Why is that necessary? What the heck are they up to? Food Additive? Horse patooties. I found it listed in the alka seltzer cold medicine I used to take; no more!

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    Fair Use only snip from Letter to the Ala. board of Education by Dr. Betty Martini:


    Have there been studies on young children and aspartame? After 25 years of knowing how deadly aspartame is, nobody would ask children to sign up for a study on sweet arsenic. But a study was accidentally done by Dr. Miguel Baret Daniel in the Dominican Republic. Working with a pediatrician they decided to remove milk from the diet of 360 children because it can precipitate diabetes. Instead he provided juice laced with aspartame. The pediatrician noticed that most of the children were having what he called a kind of "brain allergy" showing abnormal restlessness, lack of concentration, irritability and depression. Dr. Baret then removed the aspartame and within 4 days all the 360 children went back to normal .

    Why was aspartame approved by the FDA? For 16 years FDA not only refused to approve it, but asked to have G. D. Searle indicted under Title 18, Section 1001 for "their willful and knowing failure to make reports to the FDA required by the Act 21 USC 355 and for concealing material facts and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame."
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    Fair use snip from Health Central.com

    Ajinomoto says in a press release published at foodbev.com that the company is launching a new initiative that will brand aspartame AminoSweet (typically termed Equa).

    Ajinomoto says the new name reflects that the artificial sweetener comes from the same amino acids found in foods indicating that the compound is as safe as food or amino acids. Aspartameis also used in medication, OTC medications (especially products targeted for children) and even vaccines.

    Aspartame is the methyl ester of a phenylalanine/aspartic acid dipeptide, according to wikipedia.

    Naturalnews.com, an advocate for natural health , said this move is a tactic to fool those who would otherwise avoid aspartame by all means to use foods and beverages with the sweetener.


    Some animal model studies suggest that high intake of sodas with aspartame may lead to long term side effects including increased risk of cancer. But not all studies come to the same conclusion. Aspartame has been linked to pediatric and adolescent migraines. Upon ingestion, aspartame is broken, converted, and oxidized into formaldehyde in various tissues.

    The Food and Drug Administration which approved the use of aspartame in human foods in 1974 has been saying the additive is safe to use.
     
    Please read your labels very carefully on everything in a wrapper and also watch for its evil twin name labeled as a "natural sweetener" called Amino Sweet The new name does not make it a better product it just confuses a consumer more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetree View Post
    Have there been studies on young children and aspartame? After 25 years of knowing how deadly aspartame is, nobody would ask children to sign up for a study on sweet arsenic. But a study was accidentally done by Dr. Miguel Baret Daniel in the Dominican Republic. Working with a pediatrician they decided to remove milk from the diet of 360 children because it can precipitate diabetes. Instead he provided juice laced with aspartame. The pediatrician noticed that most of the children were having what he called a kind of "brain allergy" showing abnormal restlessness, lack of concentration, irritability and depression. Dr. Baret then removed the aspartame and within 4 days all the 360 children went back to normal .
    No methodological problems with that study.
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