Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin Asks FDA To Investigate Caffeine Content In Energy Drinks

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) has pushed for increased oversight of the food, beverage and supplement industry on many fronts; yesterday he sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to investigate the caffeine content in energy drinks, according to www.bevnet.com, a beverage industry news Website. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: It was only a matter of time before a high ranking government official drew attention to the fact that energy drinks are not regulated as food products despite the fact that there are serious health concerns involved.

The beverage and refreshments industries have to advocate responsible oversight of the products they serve the public, and they should be on record as such. 04-09-12 By Elliot Maras

 

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