EU Labeling and Legislation
Regulation (EC) N° 1333/2008 on food additives and its amendments provides a list of food categories where E 960 Steviol glycosides is permitted in the EU market. Steviol glycosides are mostly allowed to use in energy-reduced foods and beverages or foods and beverages with no added sugars at specific maximum limits.
For restrictions and exemptions laid down in the Regulation, the following definitions apply;
‘Food with no added sugars’ means a food without the following:
(i) any added monosaccharides or disaccharides;
(ii) any added food containing monosaccharides or disaccharides which is used for its sweetening properties.
‘Energy-reduced food’ shall mean a food with an energy value reduced by at least 30 % compared with the original food or a similar product.
We recommend including steviol glycosides (E960) in the ingredient declaration on the labels of finished products.
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.