As an American citizen, I was raised believing my government organizations such as the Department of Health and Human Services, its charge, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as CONTROLLED by the U.S. General Accounting Administration (investigations) and the U.S. Department of Justice… existed to PROTECT ME, and all the rest of the U.S. citizens.As a terminal cancer patient I now realize that our government is a self-serving self-perpetuating empire concerned mostly with its own survival, empowerment, growth, and enrichment. – Dave Rietz
I have before me the following document:
Department Of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration
Docket No. 75P-0355
Decision of the Public Board of Inquiry
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V. ISSUE NUMBER 3
Based on answers to the above questions:
a) should aspartame be allowed for use in foods, or, instead should approval of aspartame be withdrawn?
b) If aspartame is allows for use in foods, i.e., if its approval is not withdrawn, what conditions of use and labeling and label statements should be required, if any? 44 Fed. Reg. 31717
On the basis of the conclusion concerning Issue Number 2, the Board concludes that approval of aspartame for use in foods should be withheld at least until the question concerning its possible oncogenic potential has been resolved by further experiments. The Board has not been presented with proof of reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive under its intended conditions of use.
The foregoing constitutes the Board’s findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Therefore, it is ORDERED that:
1. Approval of the food additive petition for aspartame (FAP 3A2885) be and it is hereby withdrawn.
2. The stay of the effectiveness of the regulation for aspartame, 21 CFR 172.804, is hereby vacated and the regulation revoked.
3. Pursuant to 21 CFR 12.125, exceptions to this Initial Decision must be received by the Hearing Clerk within 30 days; replies to exceptions bust be received by the Hearing Clerk not more than 20 days thereafter. In the absence of the timely filing of exceptions, or of a review notice by the Commissioner under 21 CFR 12.125(f), this Initial Decision will become the Final Decision of the Commissioner upon the expiration of the date for filing for appeal or review, and shall be effective upon publication of a notice to that effect in the Federal Register.
Dated this 30th day of September, 1980
Signed: Walle J. H. Hauta, M.D., Ph.D. Chairman
Peter W. Lampert, M.D. member
Vernon R. Young, Ph.D member
Aspartame Public Board of Inquiry
Dr. Hayes, the FDA commissioner appointed by Ronald Regan (friend of Searle, the inventor of aspartame) ignored this and other findings, ignored the then fully operational “Delaney amendment” (that forbid the use of carcinogenic substances in or as a food additive… and the 10% methanol in aspartame … in solution … readily converts to formaldehyde which IS a carcinogen), ignored the FDA’s own testimony, ignored their own damning Bressler report (www.dorway.com/bressler.txt) on a variety of test subject tumors… to approve aspartame for human consumption (mid 1981).
Two years later, during which the FDA raised the allowable levels of phenylalanine, Dr. Hayes approved aspartame for use in beverages DESPITE more protests, along with the 30 page written protest of the National Soft Drink Association. The NSDA (see NSDA) noted that aspartame-lowered levels of serotonin might well have an opposite effect of a diet aid on consumers by inducing in them a craving for carbohydrates (but they missed the behavioral altering aspects), and that aspartame in solution was inherently unstable (breaking down from methanol to formaldehyde, and from phenylalanine to diketopiperazine (DKP, a known tumor agent).
His “mission” at the FDA complete, Dr. Hayes then quit to sign on with the G. D. Searle Public Relations firm of Burson Marsteller, at a purported thousand dollars a day compensation. To this day, Dr. Hayes refuses to talk to the media. Listen to http://www.dorway.com/fox5.rm for an excellent 15 minute prime-time Washington, D.C. expose on aspartame.
Get informed… get angry… and HELP US GET ASPARTAME OFF THE MARKET! (BEFORE your children and/or grandchildren precede you to eternity!).