Symposium on Sweeteners

Symposium on Sweeteners
Online, Online
October 19, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The term sweetener refers to that food additive that is capable of mimicking the sweet effect of sugar and that usually provides less energy. Some of them are natural extracts while others are synthetic, in the latter case they are called artificial sweeteners. The use of non-caloric sweeteners as substitutes for all or part of the sugar content of foods and beverages has had its maximum expansion in the last 35 years. (García-Almeida et al, 2013).

The use of food additives has always been an issue to be considered by the academic and industrial sectors in the process of generating new products and it is important to understand the health implications, the permitted consumption values, ​​and the contribution to the diets of the community. population both children and adults. In this sense, the Risk Analysis and Toxicology Committee is pleased to invite you to the update session on food sweeteners.

Guest speakers:

Dra. María Cecilia de Figueiredo Toledo
Professor at the Faculty of Food Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil

  • Presentation: Safe use of non-caloric sweeteners

Dra. Nimbe Torres y Torres
Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition (INCMNSZ), Mexico

  • Presentation: Sweeteners and their effect on the intestinal microbiota