Caffeinated energy drinks
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- About caffeinated energy drinks
- What to look for on the label of caffeinated energy drinks
- How to report a concern with caffeinated energy drinks
About caffeinated energy drinks
Caffeinated energy drinks are prepackaged drinks or dry mixes that contain added caffeine above a specific amount. They also typically contain other ingredients such as:
- B vitamins
- herbal ingredients
Caffeinated energy drinks can also contain guarana and yerba mate, which are natural sources of caffeine.
We restrict the amount of caffeine from all sources to a total of 180 mg per serving of a caffeinated energy drink.
We also limit the amount of other added ingredients like taurine, B vitamins and minerals.
What to look for on the label of caffeinated energy drinks
All caffeinated energy drinks must have:
- the statement "high caffeine content"
- a supplemented food caution identifier
- the cautionary statements:
- "Not recommended for those under 14 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals sensitive to caffeine"
- "Do not drink more than X serving(s) per day"
You should not consume caffeinated energy drinks if you are:
- a child
- pregnant or breastfeeding
- an individual sensitive to caffeine
For others, if you consume caffeinated energy drinks, read the label to know:
- how much caffeine is in the container
- the maximum number of servings you should consume
How to report a concern with caffeinated energy drinks
If you have a concern about a caffeinated energy drink, such as 1 with more than 180 mg of caffeine per serving, or 1 that is missing cautionary statements, we encourage you to report it to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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