Thursday, January 24, 2013

Energy drinks brace for caffeine crash

Could an FDA investigation mean the beginning of the end for energy drink makers, whose products are full of caffeine but lack regulation? An FDA letter written to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) confirmed that the agency is taking "science-based actions" in order to determine the possible risks associated with energy drinks, which are often consumed by teenagers and young adults. 

The letter, a late-November response to Durbin's expressed concern over energy drinks, says the FDA will consider requiring product labels to advertise caffeine content as well as warnings about possible effects. Federal laws do not currently require labels to carry actual caffeine content or warnings about possible negative effects.

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