Is Sweet'N Low Safe?

Yes. The scientific evidence clearly demonstrates the safety of Sweet’N Low. Leading health organizations including the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association all acknowledged saccharin’s safety and support its continued availability. After half a century of use and observational data, experts around the globe are confident in assuring consumers of saccharin safety. Saccharin is one of the most thoroughly tested food ingredients in the world. Please visit the Calorie Control Council website for more information: See what the scientific community has to say: The American Cancer Society (look for ‘Saccharin’ section) National Cancer Institute World Health Organization (see section 3.1.5 ‘Saccharin’ on pages 17-19 of the report).

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What is the caloric content of Sweet'N Low?

Sweet'N Low zero calorie sweetener contains fewer than 4 calories per packet. According to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) labeling regulations, calorie content must be labeled as zero for products containing less than 5 calories per serving. Sweet'N Low Liquid, however, has absolutely zero calories.

What is the carbohydrate content of Sweet'N Low?

Sweet'N Low zero calorie sweetener contains about 0.9 gram of carbohydrates per 1 gram packet. Sweet'N Low Liquid, however, contains absolutely zero carbohydrates.

Is Sweet’N Low safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women?

Yes. Saccharin, the sweetener in Sweet'N Low, has been used by humans for over 100 years. Its longestablished safety record clearly indicates that it is safe for pregnant and lactating women, the fetus, and breastfed infants. Because women are advised to monitor their diet during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, always check with your health care provider before making any dietary changes.

Is Sweet’N Low recommended for people with diabetes?

On the advice of a physician, Sweet'N Low can easily be incorporated into the diets of people with diabetes. Sweet'N Low contains one gram of carbohydrate and can be used in conjunction with food exchange programs. Health professionals believe that the small amount of carbohydrates in Sweet'N Low is nutritionally insignificant. Sweet'N Low Liquid contains zero carbohydrates.

Where can I find diabetic-friendly recipes on your site?

Sweet’N Low has numerous 'diabetic-friendly' recipes. To access the diabetic-friendly recipes, click here. These recipes were developed by our chefs using the Healthy Eating Plan, followed by the USDA and American Diabetes Association. General guidelines used on our diabetic-friendly recipes (marked with an asterisk (*) on the recipe section of our website) are listed below. As a general note, always consult your physician when making changes to your diet:

  • Entrees: generally between 300 to 400 calories, but no more than 500 calories – should include a protein, a starch and a vegetable
  • Desserts: 100 to 150 calories, but no more than 200 calories
  • Alcoholic Beverages: 100 to 150 calories
  • Smoothies: 150 to 200 calories
  • Calories: Entrées should generally have between 300 to 400 calories, but no more than 500 calories. Entrees should include a protein, a starch and a vegetable portion
  • Total Fat should be under 30% for the day (ranges 10 to 15 grams per meal, approximately)
  • Saturated Fat: 3 grams per entrée is best. The maximum is 4 grams.
  • Fiber: 4-7 grams per meal, with a goal of 20 grams per day (whole wheat should always be used vs. refined wheat)
  • Sodium: under 500 mg per entrée

Is Sweet'N Low safe for people with celiac disease?

Yes. Sweet'N Low is safe for people with celiac disease. Sweet'N Low contains no gluten, nor does it come into contact with glutenous products such as wheat during its manufacture.

Does using Sweet'N Low cause cavities?

The sweetener in Sweet'N Low, saccharin, was found to NOT cause cavities and was also amazingly found to possess anti-cavity properties. Some of this research was carried out at the Dental School at Rutgers University and was confirmed in other institutions. Leading toothpastes contain saccharin to provide sweetness and flavor.

Does using Sweet'N Low increase triglycerides?

No. There is no scientific evidence that consumption of Sweet'N Low will have any impact on the triglycerides level.

Does Sweet'N Low contain any allergens?

No. Sweet'N Low is free from the major 9 allergens including milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, sesame, and soybeans. Please be sure to check the ingredient statement on each product as all allergens will always be declared. Sweet'N Low 8oz liquid is manufactured on equipment that also runs products with allergens such as milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, sesame and soybeans.

In The News:

Congress Passes Bill to Remove Saccharin Warning Label from Sweet'N Low

"We are extremely gratified that Congress has passed legislation to remove the saccharin warning label on Sweet'N Low.This announcement supports what we have known all along: saccharin is safe for human consumption," said Marvin Eisenstadt, president of Cumberland Packing Corp., manufacturer of Sweet'N Low. "This Congressional action based on careful review of extensive scientific evidence will confirm consumers' confidence in Sweet'N Low®, a product they have trusted for more than 40 years," he added.

The "Sweetest Act"

On December 15, Congress passed legislation to remove the warning label that had been required on saccharin-sweetened foods and beverages since 1977. The "Sweetest Act," the Saccharin Warning Elimination via Environmental Testing Employing Science and Technology Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) was signed into law by President Clinton on December 21 as part of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Bill (H.R. 4577).

This action supports the recommendations of the 9th Report on Carcinogens prepared by the National Toxicology Program in May 2000, and the position of leading health organizations including the World Health Organization, American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, American Dietetic Association and American Diabetes Association.

"Leading health organizations have acknowledged saccharin's safety and supported the continued availability of saccharin," said Gail L. Becker, R.D., Cumberland Packing Corp. "Consumers can continue to use Sweet'N Low with complete confidence in the safety of the product."