For example, the sweetener cyclamates
is approved by the Codex (2) and many countries of the world but is currently banned in the United States.
In 1969, the federal government banned artificial sweeteners known as cyclamates
because of evidence they caused cancer in laboratory rats.
Historically, the clean label movement can trace its roots back to instances where commonly used ingredients were shown to have adverse health effects on consumers--dating back to the banning of cyclamates
by FDA in 1970, and including well known reformulations of ingredients out of processed foods based on new health information, such as MSG, trans fats, food colorings and preservatives.
I miss the days when meat was on the hook for its high cholesterol and cyclamates
was a legal substance and Red Dye No.
Sunette, Sweet One[R]), sucralose (Splenda[R] No Calorie Sweetener), and the cyclamates
Products that contain sulfites, monosodium glutamate, aspartame, cyclamates
, caffeine, will say so on the label, regardless of the amount.
Yet, like so many other alarmist studies produced by self-styled consumer advocates in recent decades (asbestos, Alar, dioxin, power lines, cellular phones, global warming, the ozone layer, "nuclear winter," acid rain, DDT, cyclamates
, and saccharin, to mention a few), they contain fatal methodological flaws.
In exchange for government approval for the use of aspartame, cyclamates
and saccharine in diet drinks, the Association of Soft Drink Manufacturers promised Brazil's Ministry of Health that its members would carry out studies to show how stevia could be included in their formulations.
Health watchdog the Food Commission is worried that young boys who guzzle soft drinks containing cyclamates
could be at risk.