Updated opinion on a request from the European Commission related to the 2nd ERF carcinogenicity study on aspartame, taking into consideration study data submitted by the Ramazzini Foundation in February 2009
Panel members: F. Aguilar, U.R. Charrondiere, B. Dusemund, P. Galtier, J. Gilbert, D.M. Gott, S. Grilli, R. Guertler, G.E.N. Kass, J. Koenig, C. Lambré, J-C. Larsen, J-C. Leblanc, A. Mortensen, D. Parent-Massin *, I. Pratt, I.M.C.M. Rietjens, I. Stankovic, P. Tobback, T. Verguieva, R. Woutersen.
Acknowledgement: The European Food Safety Authority wishes to thank the members of Working Group A on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources of the ANS Panel for the preparation of this opinion: F. Aguilar, N. Bemrah, P. Galtier, J. Gilbert, S. Grilli, R. Guertler, G.E.N. Kass, C. Lambré, J.C. Larsen, J-C. Leblanc, A. Mortensen, I. Pratt, I. Stankovic. In addition, the Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food would like to thank O. Ladefoged for his contribution to the preparation of this opinion.