2011 The European Commission authorized the use of high purity steviol glycosides (≥95%) in foods and beverages as a sweetener across the European Union.  The regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Commission on 11 November 2011 and announced on 14 November 2011.Commission Regulation (EU) No 1131/2011 of 11 November 2011 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to steviol glycosides