- Since Dec 2nd 2011, steviol glycosides have been approved as food additive within the EU.
The categories of foodstuffs for which the new sweetener will be permitted, along with the different maximum amounts, are listed in the regulation (EC) 1131/2011.
Those maximum amounts as well as the ADI value will be stated as steviol equivalents.
See the EUSTAS comments on the new regulation (EC) 2016/1814 here.

The 10th EUSTAS Stevia Symposium  will be hold on the 13 - 15 of September 2017 in Pisa, Italy.

On March 20th we have started the "CALL FOR PAPERS". See our invitation HERE


Welcome to..

..the European Stevia Association (EUSTAS)

..a non-profit organisation. The main aims of this project are the promotion and coordination of all activities focussing on research and health in relation to Stevia rebaudiana and related compounds, to show that they are safe for the human consumption and to place a new application for Stevia rebaudiana as a sweetener against the Scientific Committee on Food of the European Commission.
The application for Stevia leaves as Novel Food was handed in to the SCF on July 2007.
Read the summary of this application. 

On September 26th 2007 we sent an application to EFSA for steviol glycosides as food additive. Read the summary of this application.

Read more about EUSTAS on... Who is EUSTAS?

Stevia rebaudiana BERTONI

...is an incredibly sweet herb native to Paraguay. The sweeteners, steviosid and rebaudiosid A, extracted from the plants, are 300 times sweeter than sugar which are not metabolised and contain no calories.

read more about Stevia rebaudiana on.. What is Stevia?