What is Ace-K?

        Acesulfame Potassium (ACE-K)


No calorie sweetener, approx. 200 times sweeter than table sugar (Sucrose)
Discovered in 1967 and used in foods since 1983
Approved by the FDA in 1988 for specific food and beverage categories and approved in 2002 as a general use category. The FDA reviewed over 90 safety studies, including studies assessing the cancer causing risks, and none of these studies showed any evidence that ACE-K causes cancer or poses any threat to human health
Clean, quickly perceptible sweet taste
Excellent stability under high temperatures with good solubility

The following have all reviewed all the available research on ACE-K and have concluded that it is safe for use in foods and beverages:

    o US FDA 
    o Joint FAO/WO Expert Committee of food additives (JECFA) 
    o Scientific Committee of food for the European union (SCF) 
    o National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health 

More than 90 studies have confirmed the safety of ACE-K. 
Found in over 4000 products World wide
Used in products across 90 countries

We are aware that there is information circulating that CLAIMS that ACE-K (Acesulfame Potassium) is a potentially dangerous sweetener due to it containing the known carcinogen, Methylene Chloride. There is no basis for this claim as the FDA concluded that no Methylene Chloride could be detected in ACE-K during a test concluded in 1998 (reviewed again in 2003). The FDA also states that ACE-K is a safe product and that "no harm will result from the use of ACE-K as a general-purpose sweetener." To view the FDA results personally, click this link: 


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