Aspartame, the world’s most popular artificial sweetener, has just been declared by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a “possible carcinogen”. Does this mean that aspartame causes cancer? Ts. Norraini Eksan, Senior Director, Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health, and Prof Dr Teo Soo Hwang, Chief Scientific Officer, Cancer Research Malaysia, join us to discuss how food additives like aspartame are regulated for safety, and what we need to know about products that are a cancer hazard, versus contributing to the risk of cancer. And the million-dollar question: is aspartame safe to be consumed?

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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

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