Erratum


In CRFSFS Vol. 5, April issue, 2006, p. 36, the following error was published in Table 1:

Table 1—.  Low-calorie sweeteners currently approved for use in the United States
SweetenerCaloric value (Cal/g)Date approvedRegulatory statusPotency (times sweeter than sucrose)aBrand names
  1. aPotency varies in different food applications. These values should be regarded as approximate estimates.

  2. bADI = acceptable daily intake, defined as the estimated amount that a person can safely consume on average every day over a lifetime without risk. The ADI values listed here are those established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; ADIs used in other countries may be slightly different. ADI values are usually expressed in milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg of body weight/d); however, the USFDA has expressed the ADI for neotame in terms of milligrams per person per day (mg/p/d).

  3. cAlthough aspartame provides 4 Cal/g, as many calories as an equivalent weight of protein or carbohydrate, the amount of aspartame used in foods and beverages is so small that its caloric contribution is negligible.

Acesulfame-K1988Approved as a food additive; ADIb= 15 mg/kg of body weight/d200Sunett, Sweet One
Aspartame4c1981Approved as a food additive; ADI = 50 mg/kg of body weight/d180NutraSweet, Equal, others
Neotame2002Approved as a food additive; ADI = 18 mg/p/d7000 Information not yet available
SaccharinIn use for decades before the Food Additives Amendment of 1958Permitted for use under an interim regulation300Sweet and Low, Sweet Twin, Sugar Twin, others
Sucralose1998Approved as a food additive; ADI = 5 mg/kg/d600Splenda

The column for potency lists 300 as the value for sucralose. The value should be 600.

Corrected Table 1:

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