On the basis of numerous scientific studies and national and international regulatory agencies have classified Ace-K as safe for human consumption.

The internationally recognized Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has repeatedly examined and evaluated data from Ace-K studies and deemed it harmless for use in food. Similarly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ace-K as safe for consumption as a food additive. The European Food Safety Authority has also come to a positive assessment, as have national health authorities in Canada, Australia, and Japan, and elsewhere.

Discovered in 1967 by Hoechst scientists in Frankfurt, Germany, Ace-K Ace-Khas been used in food and beverages since 1983 and now is approved in more than 100 countries around the world.

Approval milestones:

1967 – Ace-K Ace-Kdiscovered by Hoechst AG
1983 – Approval in Great Britain
1984 – Approval in Australia
1986 – Approval in Belgium, Italy, and South Africa
1987 – Approval in Switzerland
1988 – Approval in USA and France
1990 – Approval in Germany
1998 – Approval for soft drinks in USA
2000 – Approval in Japan
2003 – General purpose approval in USA1

1 Since 2003, Ace-K Ace-Khas been used as a general purpose sweetener adding approval for numerous products in addition to the already approved categories of chewing gum, dry beverage mixes, dry desserts mixes, dry dairy analog bases, tabletop sweeteners, confections, soft candy, hard candy (including breath mints, cough drops and lozenges), baked goods, dairy products, carbonated beverages and alcoholic beverages. In addition, Ace-K Ace-Kcan also be used as a flavor enhancer.