Internal Ref. No.: 00313

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00313         
Additive name Aspartame
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 951 INS No.
Group No  
   

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Authorisation of the use of this additive in Food Additives

The additive is authorised to be used in the following category(ies):

Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/l , only energy-reduced products or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 800 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 300 mg/kg , only sweet-sour preserves of fruit and vegetables
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only fruit energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only energy-reduced
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only energy-reduced jams, jellies and marmalades
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2000 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2500 mg/kg , only with added sugar or polyols, as flavour enhancer
  ML = 5500 mg/kg , only with no added sugar
Footnotes 12 If E 950, E 951, E 955, E 957, E 959 and E 961 are used in combination in chewing gum, the maximum level for each is reduced proportionally
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2000 mg/kg , only starch based confectionery energy reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 1000 mg/kg , only confectionery with no added sugar
  ML = 2000 mg/kg , only cocoa or dried fruit based, energy reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 350 mg/kg , only sauces
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only breakfast cereals with a fibre content of more than 15 %, and containing at least 20 % bran, energy reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 300 mg/kg , only sweet-sour preserves and semi-preserves of fish and marinades of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 110 mg/kg , only energy-reduced soups
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/kg , only Feinkostsalat
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 800 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 600 mg/l , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 600 mg/l
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 500 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only energy-reduced fruit or vegetable spreads and dried-fruit-based sandwich spreads, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Restrictions and Specifications  
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2000 mg/kg , only cocoa- or dried fruit-based, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 1000 mg/kg , only cocoa-, milk-, dried fruit- or fat-based sandwich spreads, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 1000 mg/kg , only confectionery with no added sugar
  ML = 2000 mg/kg , only starch based confectionery energy-reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 6000 mg/kg , only breath-freshening micro-sweets, with no added sugar
  ML = 2000 mg/kg , only strongly flavoured freshening throat pastilles with no added sugar
Restrictions and Specifications  
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 25 mg/l , only energy-reduced beer
  ML = 600 mg/l , only alcohol-free beer or with an alcohol content not exceeding 1,2 % vol; 'Bière de table/Tafelbier/Table beer' (original wort content less than 6 %) except for 'Obergäriges Einfachbier'; Beers with a minimum acidity of 30 milli-equivalents expressed as NaOH; Brown beers of the 'oud bruin' type
Restrictions and Specifications  
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only essoblaten - wafer paper
Restrictions and Specifications  
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2000 mg/kg
  ML = 5500 mg/kg , only food supplements in chewable form
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 600 mg/l
  ML = 5500 mg/l , only food supplements in syrup form

Applications for authorisation

  Application reference no. Categories Application date AAP decision Application status Legislation
» Regulation 2018/1497
  • Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.1)
  • Food supplements supplied in a syrup-type or chewable form (17.3)
09/10/2018 procedure completed click here
» Regulation 2018/1497
  • Food supplements supplied in a liquid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.2)
09/10/2018 procedure completed click here
» Correction of application: Regulation (EU) 2018/97
  • Fine bakery wares (7.2)
27/08/2018 procedure completed click here
» Regulation (EU) 2018/97
  • Fine bakery wares (7.2)
22/01/2018 positive (22/01/2018) procedure completed click here
» 2017/18
  • Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.1)
  • Food supplements supplied in a liquid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.2)
26/09/2017 procedure stopped  
» 2015/17
  • Coffee, coffee extracts (14.1.5.1)
25/11/2016 positive (05/12/2015) application accepted  
» 001/2015
  • Beer and malt beverages (14.2.1)
18/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 000/2015
  • Other confectionery including breath refreshening microsweets (5.2)
  • Fine bakery wares (7.2)
16/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
15/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
12/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2014/02
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
11/04/2014 positive (30/04/2014) procedure completed click here
» 2012/06
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
05/05/2012 application received