NutraSweet Company

Food and Beverage

"This license authorizes NutraSweet to export its artificial sweetener to Iran. The company contended that NutraSweet's products qualify as agricultural commodities for which a license should be granted under the agriculture and medical humanitarian sections because its sweeteners are 'food additives for humans,' one of the definitions listed in the regulations. The company, which received licenses in other years as well, was authorized to sell to the following entities in Iran: Zam Zam Iran Company, Pars Minoo Ind. Co., Choco Parstoo Co., Iran Zak, the Sasan Company and the Nooshab Company, all in Tehran; the Farabi Pharmaceutical Company in Isfahan; and the Dadash Barador Company and the Shirin Asal Food Ind. Co. in Tabriz." (New York Times, "Licenses Granted to U.S. Companies Run the Gamut," 12/24/10)