Safety and responsibility pertaining to aspartame

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Dear Food Standards Agency,

Given the well established dangerous toxicity level of aspartame in regards to human consumption; I would like to know what safeguards and safety procedures were taken when approving the use of aspartame in foodstuffs and beverages within the U.K.
Please provide all relevant documents and a list of all those responsible for having this dangerous neurotoxin released into our food supply.

Also, please provide any evidence of beneficial use of aspartame which would justify it's use.

I would also like to know what studies have been made in the U.K. to ascertain the safe dosage (if any) of aspartame for men, woman and children and what regulatory bodies exist to monitor and enforce these standards.

Yours faithfully,

Paul French

Griffith-Sackey, Donna,

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Dear Mr French

Further to your email dated 18 February 2010, please find a letter of
acknowledgement attached for your records.

Best wishes

Donna Griffith-Sackey

Food Composition and Labelling Division

Food Standards Agency

+44 (0) 207 276 8581

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Subject: Freedom of Information
request - Safety and responsibility
pertaining to aspartame

Dear Food Standards Agency,

Given the well established dangerous toxicity level of aspartame in
regards to human consumption; I would like to know what safeguards
and safety procedures were taken when approving the use of
aspartame in foodstuffs and beverages within the U.K.
Please provide all relevant documents and a list of all those
responsible for having this dangerous neurotoxin released into our
food supply.

Also, please provide any evidence of beneficial use of aspartame
which would justify it's use.

I would also like to know what studies have been made in the U.K.
to ascertain the safe dosage (if any) of aspartame for men, woman
and children and what regulatory bodies exist to monitor and
enforce these standards.

Yours faithfully,

Paul French

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Griffith-Sackey, Donna,

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Dear Mr French

Thank you for your email dated 18 February 2010 regarding the safety and
responsibility of aspartame.

Please see attached a reply for your perusal.

Best wishes

Donna Griffith-Sackey

Food Additiives Branch

Food Composition and Labelling Division

Food Standards Agency

+44 (0) 207 276 8581

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Paul French To: FOI requests at Food Standards
<[FOI #29281 email]> Agency
<[Food Standards Agency request email]>
18/02/2010 17:00 cc:
Subject: Freedom of Information
request - Safety and responsibility
pertaining to aspartame

Dear Food Standards Agency,

Given the well established dangerous toxicity level of aspartame in
regards to human consumption; I would like to know what safeguards
and safety procedures were taken when approving the use of
aspartame in foodstuffs and beverages within the U.K.
Please provide all relevant documents and a list of all those
responsible for having this dangerous neurotoxin released into our
food supply.

Also, please provide any evidence of beneficial use of aspartame
which would justify it's use.

I would also like to know what studies have been made in the U.K.
to ascertain the safe dosage (if any) of aspartame for men, woman
and children and what regulatory bodies exist to monitor and
enforce these standards.

Yours faithfully,

Paul French

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Griffith-Sackey, Donna,

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Dear Mr French

Further to your request below, I advised you in my letter dated 18 March
2010 of my intentions to respond to you no later than 15 April.

I should be grateful if you could provide me with a postal address in
order to provide you with the documentation relevant to your request
below.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Best wishes

Donna Griffith-Sackey

Food Additiives Branch

Food Composition and Labelling Division

Food Standards Agency

+44 (0) 207 276 8581

Paul French To: FOI requests at Food Standards
<[FOI #29281 email]> Agency
<[Food Standards Agency request email]>
18/02/2010 17:00 cc:
Subject: Freedom of Information
request - Safety and responsibility
pertaining to aspartame

Dear Food Standards Agency,

Given the well established dangerous toxicity level of aspartame in
regards to human consumption; I would like to know what safeguards
and safety procedures were taken when approving the use of
aspartame in foodstuffs and beverages within the U.K.
Please provide all relevant documents and a list of all those
responsible for having this dangerous neurotoxin released into our
food supply.

Also, please provide any evidence of beneficial use of aspartame
which would justify it's use.

I would also like to know what studies have been made in the U.K.
to ascertain the safe dosage (if any) of aspartame for men, woman
and children and what regulatory bodies exist to monitor and
enforce these standards.

Yours faithfully,

Paul French

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

For the latest food news and information visit www.food.gov.uk

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Dear Mr French

Please see below the second batch of documentation as promised.

Best wishes

Donna Griffith-Sackey
Food Additiives Branch
Food Composition and Labelling Division
Food Standards Agency
+44 (0) 207 276 8581

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Dear Food Standards Agency,

Given the well established dangerous toxicity level of aspartame in
regards to human consumption; I would like to know what safeguards
and safety procedures were taken when approving the use of
aspartame in foodstuffs and beverages within the U.K.
Please provide all relevant documents and a list of all those
responsible for having this dangerous neurotoxin released into our
food supply.

Also, please provide any evidence of beneficial use of aspartame
which would justify it's use.

I would also like to know what studies have been made in the U.K.
to ascertain the safe dosage (if any) of aspartame for men, woman
and children and what regulatory bodies exist to monitor and
enforce these standards.

Yours faithfully,

Paul French

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

For the latest food news and information visit www.food.gov.uk

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Griffith-Sackey, Donna,

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Dear Mr French

Further to my letter dated 18 March 2010, please see attached a reply for
your perusal.

The documentation will be sent in two parts; hence a second email will
follow shortly.

Best wishes

Donna Griffith-Sackey
Food Additiives Branch
Food Composition and Labelling Division
Food Standards Agency
+44 (0) 207 276 8581

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Dear Food Standards Agency,

Given the well established dangerous toxicity level of aspartame in
regards to human consumption; I would like to know what safeguards
and safety procedures were taken when approving the use of
aspartame in foodstuffs and beverages within the U.K.
Please provide all relevant documents and a list of all those
responsible for having this dangerous neurotoxin released into our
food supply.

Also, please provide any evidence of beneficial use of aspartame
which would justify it's use.

I would also like to know what studies have been made in the U.K.
to ascertain the safe dosage (if any) of aspartame for men, woman
and children and what regulatory bodies exist to monitor and
enforce these standards.

Yours faithfully,

Paul French

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

For the latest food news and information visit www.food.gov.uk

This email and any attachments are intended for the named recipient only.
Unauthorised use, disclosure, storage or copying is not permitted. If you
have received this email in error, please destroy all copies and inform
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Communications on the FSA's computer systems may be monitored and/or
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Griffith-Sackey, Donna,

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Dear Mr French

Further to my letter of 15 April, please see attached a reply for your
perusal.

Best wishes

Donna Griffith-Sackey
Food Additiives Branch
Food Composition and Labelling Division
Food Standards Agency
+44 (0) 207 276 8581

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

For the latest food news and information visit www.food.gov.uk

This email and any attachments are intended for the named recipient only.
Unauthorised use, disclosure, storage or copying is not permitted. If you
have received this email in error, please destroy all copies and inform
the sender immediately by return email.

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& Wireless in partnership with MessageLabs and on leaving the GSI this
email was certified virus-free. However you should always use your own
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Communications on the FSA's computer systems may be monitored and/or
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purposes.