Consultation on Draft Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2020 | 11 April 2020
Three new types of steviol glycosides (listed below) will be permitted for use as
sweetening agents under Regulation 18. They will be accorded the same
provisions currently allowed for steviol glycosides extracted from stevia leaves
(Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) in the Thirteenth Schedule. These three types of
steviol glycosides are permitted in the United States for use as sweeteners in food.
In addition, rebaudioside A from multiple gene donors expressed in Yarrowia
lipolytica is listed as a type of steviol glycoside in the Codex General Standard for
Food Additives and accorded the same provisions allowed for steviol glycosides
from stevia leaf.
Link to the Consultation on Draft Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2020