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Quality and purity of popular stevia sweetener strengthened by new reference standards
Date:6/1/2009

ities, their authenticity, quality and purity cannot be taken for granted. It is thus important for ingredient producers who want to safeguard their products to demonstrate the quality of their ingredients to their customers. USP is well poised and committed to providing useful tools for enabling interested parties to readily verify new stevia-based sweeteners and numerous other food ingredients."

The new reference standards have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by USP's Reference Standards Expert Committee, a group of independent volunteer experts, to ensure their suitability for use. The written FCC testing standard for high-purity Rebaudioside A is expected to be released August 31, 2009. For more information and to purchase the reference standards, visit www.usp.org/products/referenceStandards/.


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Contact: Francine Pierson
fp@usp.org
301-816-8588
US Pharmacopeia
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