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Cyclamate Sweetener

"Cyclamate Sweetener" means a cyclohexyl sulfamic acid, a salt thereof, any substance containing cyclohexyl acid or salt thereof that is sold as a sweetener [E.01.001, FDR].

Non-nutritive Sweeteners

"Non-nutritive sweeteners" also called high intensity sweeteners, do not provide calories or influence blood sugar levels. As these compounds are significantly sweeter than table sugar, their energy contribution is negligible. Examples of non-nutritive sweeteners include: cyclamate, saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, neotame and stevia.

Sugar Alcohols

"Sugar Alcohols" (also known as polyols) are food additives that are used as sweeteners and texturizing/bulking agents in foods. Examples of sugar alcohols include isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, maltitol syrup, mannitol, sorbitol, sorbitol syrup, xylitol, erythritol and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates.

Sweetener

"Sweetener" means a food additive that is used to impart a sweet taste to food [Ref: Marketing Authorization for Food Additives that May Be Used as Sweeteners]. Examples of food additives that may be used as sweeteners include aspartame, maltitol and sorbitol.

Sweetening Agent

"Sweetening Agent" includes any food for which a standard is provided in Division 18, but does not include those food additives listed in the tables to Division 16 [B.01.001, FDR]. Examples of sweetening agents include white and brown table sugar, molasses and honey.

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