Acesulfame Potassium; Potassium Acesulfame
(in 1,801 products)

Potential Risk Index®:

ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
PRI Legend


1. Flavor / Flavoring / Flavor Enhancer - Provides or enhances a particular taste or smell.
2. Sweetener - Sugar substitutes which provides a sweet taste without raising blood sugar levels
Acesulfame K is stable under heat, even under moderately acidic or basic conditions, allowing it to be used as a food additive in baking, or in products that require a long shelf life. In carbonated drinks, it is almost always used in conjunction with another sweetener, such as aspartame or sucralose. It is also used as a sweetener in protein shakes and pharmaceutical products, especially chewable and liquid medications, where it can make the active ingredients more palatable. It has E number 950.
It is approved to use as food additive in EU.
Scientific References:
Regulatory References:
1. US FDA Food Additives Status List [2018]
- Acesulfame potassium
2. EU Approved Food Additive [2018]
- E950
3. Japan’s List of Designated Food Additives under Article 10 of the Food Sanitation Act
- Acesulfame Potassium (Acesulfame K)
4. CANADA Natural Health Products Ingredients Database [2018]
- Acesulfame potassium

Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Causes serious eye irritation (H319)

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