Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is an independent statutory agency established by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991. Working within an integrated food regulatory system involving the governments of Australia and the New Zealand Government, we set food standards for the two countries. FSANZ is part of the Australian Government’s Health and Ageing portfolio.


2009 Application A1037 – Steviol Glycosides: Increase in Permitted Use Levels The Application seeks approval to increase the allowed maximum permitted level (MPL) of steviol glycosides (expressed as steviol equivalents) in ice cream, water based beverages, brewed soft drinks, formulated beverages and flavoured soy beverages up to 200 mg/kg and up to 100 mg/kg in plain soy beverages.


2008 A final assessment report released in August 2008 stated that the agency has established a full ADI of 4 mg/kg bw/d and recommended the approval of steviol glycosides as a food additive in specified food categories