Does SPLENDA® cause cancer?
No. Sucralose, the sugar substitute that is contained in SPLENDA®, has been well-studied for its safety. Authoritative bodies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have reviewed the scientific data, including cancer studies, on sucralose. They have concluded it is safe for use in food and beverages.
The safety of our ingredients and beverages is really important to us. This includes the sugar substitutes we use in our products.
What is SPLENDA®?
SPLENDA® is one of the sugar substitutes we use to give people great-tasting beverage choices with fewer or no calories.
We use it in Diet Coke with SPLENDA®, Minute Maid Sparkling, POWERADE Zero, DASANI Flavors and some of your other favorites.
Is SPLENDA® bad for you?
No. The sweetener that is contained in SPLENDA®, sucralose, has been thoroughly tested in scientific studies and the FDA has confirmed it is safe. The FDA also has set an acceptable daily intake (ADI) level for sucralose. This is how much you can safely have each day. The ADI for sucralose is like a 132-pound adult having 23 tabletop packets every day.
Why do you use SPLENDA®?
While sugar in moderation is fine, too much sugar isn’t good for anyone.
It’s why we make reduced- or no-sugar versions for many of the drinks you love. We want to give you great-tasting choices with fewer or no calories.
What if I don't want SPLENDA®?
We offer more than 250 reduced- or no-sugar drinks in the United States. Many of these do not contain SPLENDA® but we’re still able to provide you with great-tasting choices with fewer or no calories.
Visit Our Products page to learn more.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Sucralose
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Additional information about high-intensity sweeteners permitted for use in food in the United States
- European Food Safety Authority: Scientific opinion on sucralose
- FoodInsight.org: Everything you need to know about sucralose