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Controversy Surrounds Sweetener
Aspartame Approval & The Soft Drink Industry Aspartame Controversy
The Washington Post (1974-Current file) - Washington, D.C.
Author: By Carole Sugarman
Date: Jul 3, 1983
Start Page: D1
Pages: 2
Section: Food

WHEN THE Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame for use in soft drinks on Friday, the rules of the game changed. Instead of the soft drink industry welcoming the low-calorie sweetener, it may not be anxious to use it. In fact, according to Dr. Howard Roberts, of the National Soft Drink Association, "there is a possibility that we would formally object" to its approval.

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