November 2012 - Following the positive safety opinions by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives in 2008, stevia extracts have gained global acceptance by many food regulatory agencies worldwide.
October 2012 - Larry Fernandes is Vice President Global Beverage, General Manager Sweetener & Industrial Solutions North America for Ingredion Incorporated, formerly Corn Products International, and has served on the Board of the ISC for the past 2 years.
September 2012 - The ISC reinforces its educational role with the publication of two new tools enhancing the understanding of stevia as a non-caloric sweetener from a natural origin, first the brochure "All about stevia" and second a list of harmonized stevia terms.
May 2012 - The launch of the second year of PTP follows a detailed review of issues and gaps detected during the first year and proposes several improvements that will lead to even more accurate results and a better performing PTP scheme.
April 2012 - On 12 April 2012, the Executive Director of the International Stevia Council Maria Teresa Scardigli gave a presentation about stevia regulation in Europe and the Proficiency Testing Programme for steviol glycosides.
May 2011 - The International Stevia Council has launched an independent Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) for stevia products and invites governmental agencies, private laboratories and universities to participate in this programme.