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French Regulations


Alimentation: les experts des États membres approuvent la proposition de la Commission d'autoriser les Stéviols Glycosides comme un additif alimentaire.

Les produits contenant des Stéviols Glycosides, édulcorant naturel pourraient être placés dans le marché de l'UE dès la fin 2011 ...​​ress

The situation in France is the following:

  • In 1999 the Superior Council of Hygiene Publique de France (CSHPF) gave a negative opinion for the use of stevia and its derivatives in food, following the decisions of the European Commission and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in USA in 1999.
  • As for the other two organizations, CSHPF gave the explanation for this decision on lack of scientific data on the safety of the plant and products from them.
  • Since then silence.
  • In June 2006, STEVIA NATURA Greensweet files a request for placing on the market steviol glycosides as a food additive to the DGGCRF (Direction Générale de la Concurrence de la Consommation et de la Repression des Fraudes), an agency under the Ministry of Economy Finance and Industry
  • To decide on the authorization DGCCRF request the opinion of the AFSSA (Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments) see the file