The search for a safe, great tasting, calorie-free sweetener is now over. Truvia® calorie-free sweetener comes from the best-tasting components of the stevia leaf and is a high-purity sweetener that is consistent in quality and taste.
In 2004, Cargill commissioned a rigorous set of scientific studies that established the ingredient's
safety for use in food and beverages as a general purpose sweetener. The results were published in Food
and Chemical Toxicology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. A panel of independent experts reviewed a
dossier with all available safety information relevant to the steviol glycosides used in Truvia® calorie-free
sweetener (known as Truvia® stevia leaf extract in the United States), and concluded that they are safe for use as a general purpose sweetener.
In December of 2008, Cargill received official agency response (sometimes called a letter of no objection) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration affirming that rebaudioside A (technical term for Truvia® stevia leaf extract) is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use as a general purpose sweetener.
In April of 2010 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a Scientific Opinion, which confirms that steviol glycosides are safe for use in foods and beverages and establishes an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for their safe consumption. For more information on the EFSA finding, please click here.