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New standard for sweeteners from Stevia proposed by the US Pharmacopeial Convention [Registered]

To help ensure the quality of popular food ingredients increasingly being incorporated into products sold in the United States and worldwide, standards for stevia sweeteners are among the latest proposed revisions to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). FCC is an internationally recognized compendium of food ingredient quality standards published by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). “Ensuring the quality of the food ingredients that make up so much of our global food supply is not only part of responsible business practice, but is critical to the health of consumers,” said V. Srini Srinivasan, executive vice president, global science and standards at…

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