Sweet News For McNeil: Splenda Health Claim Approved By FDA
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
FDA is proposing to amend the regulation allowing a health claim on non-cavity-causing sweeteners to allow sucralose, an ingredient included in McNeil Nutritionals' Splenda No-Calorie Sweetener
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