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Caffeine Soft Drinks Must Carry Warning

Caffeine Soft Drinks Must Carry Warning

High caffeine soft drinks must carry a health warning and not be promoted to children under-16, under a new code of practice. The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) code of practice states that high caffeine drinks, produced by its members, must carry a label stating "Not suitable for children, pregnant women and persons sensitive to caffeine". In addition, the drinks should not be marketed to under-16s. Drinks are defined as high in caffeine if they contain more than 150mg of caffeine per litre - roughly the same amount as a cup of coffee. The code will apply to energy shots if they are marketed as soft drinks but not to energy shots categorised as food supplements as they already have to carry extensive labelling. [...more]

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