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What refined Stevia preparations have been evaluated by FDA to be used as a sweetener?

At this writing, FDA has not objected to the use of these highly refined Stevia preparations in food products. Refer to the following Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) notices:

But, these products are not Stevia. In general, Rebaudioside A differs from Stevia in that it is a highly purified product. Products marketed as "Stevia" are whole leaf Stevia or Stevia extracts of which Rebaudioside A is a component.

The GRAS notification program and contact information is available in FDA’s Web page.

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