HKU-led research reveals hidden sources of non-nutritive and low-calorie sweeteners in pre-packaged foods

By Eric Lee
Jul 14th 2021

A recent study led by Assistant Professor Dr Jimmy Chun Yu LOUIE, and BSc (Food and Nutritional Sciences major) graduate Mr Billy Yin Sing O, both from the Research Division for Molecular & Cell Biology of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) audited the use of sugar substitutes in ~20,000 pre-packaged foods in Hong Kong, and found that sugar substitutes are present in much more types of products than the risk assessment modelling designed by the Centre for Food Safety assumed.

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