An update was released by FDA containing the improvement of a new (artificial sweetener) food additive known as Advantame. The release was made on On May 19, 2014.
Advantame (N-[N-(3-[3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl) propyl]-L-?-aspartyl]-L-phenylalanine 1-methyl ester) developed and manufactured by Japanese manufacturer Ajinomoto, is a combination of aspartame ( NutraSweet) and vanillin (an artificial vanilla flavor) that works as a high-potency sweetener.
This is not the same process as the way the agency regulates at least some of the substances deemed “GRAS” (generally recognized as safe). When a substance is declared as GRAS by a third party, the manufacturer is not mandatory to submit security data to FDA.
It is the sixth artificial sweetener to receive the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval. The last high-intensity sweetener approved by the FDA was Neotame (brand name Newtame) in 2002.
Advantame can be utilised in baked goods, candies, frostings, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, gelatins, frozen desserts and puddings, processed fruits and fruit juices, jams and jellies, toppings and syrups.
Advantame is a (artificial sweetener) white powder that is thousands of times sweeter than sugar/glucose and could be used in small quantities in food and beverages paralleled to other sweeteners.