FDA (Myanmar) adopts the guidelines and standards of Codex Alimentarius Commission (Joint FAO, WHO standard programme) as a National reference.
According to Codex General Standard for Food Additives (Codex Stan 192-1995), Sucralose and Steviol Glycosides are allowed to be used in certain food categories and their maximum usage levels are listed below:
|Food Category||Definition||Maximum Level for Sucralose||Maximum Level for Steviol Glycosides|
|Soybean-based beverages||Products prepared from dried soybeans that are soaked in water, pureed, boiled and strained, or prepared from soybean flour, soybean concentrate, or soybean isolate. In a number of countries, this category includes products referred to as soybean milk.||400mg/kg||200mg/kg|
|Water-based flavoured drinks, including “sport”, “energy”, or “electrolyte” drinks and particulated drinks||Includes all carbonated and non-carbonated varieties and concentrates. Includes products based on fruit and vegetables juices. Also, includes coffee-, tea-, and herbal-based drinks||300mg/kg||200mg/kg|
In conclusion, Sucralose and Stevia are allowed to be added in Chrysanthemum Tea, Soy Bean and Cincau ready-to-drink beverages in Myanmar.
Codex Alimentarius Commission. (2018). General Standard on Food Additives (Codex Stan 192-1995).