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Times Colonist (Victoria)
Sun Jun 3 2012
Byline: Jim Goetz
Source: Times Colonist
Re: "Alcoholic energy drinks soar," May 29.
Energy drinks have been regulated, sold and consumed as food products in more than 160 countries around the world for years. They are intended for adults and should be consumed as indicated on the label.
Our members' labels state that energy drinks should not be mixed with alcohol.
The label also indicates that they are not recommended for children 12 and under, pregnant or breastfeeding women or people who are sensitive to caffeine.
Under Health Canada's guidance, energy drinks are transitioning from natural health products to foods. As part of the transition, Health Canada has capped the amount of caffeine allowed for a single serve energy drink at 180 milligrams per container. This amount is still lower than the majority of commercially sold medium-sized coffee.
In addition, unlike coffees and tea, all energy drinks sold in Canada will continue to have quantitative declaration of caffeine from all sources (natural and synthetic) on their label so consumers can be aware of their caffeine content.
As with all foods and beverages, the Canadian Beverage Association believes that energy drinks can be a part of a balanced lifestyle when consumed in moderation and as recommended.
Jim Goetz, President
Canadian Beverage Association