Caffeinated energy drinks

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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:

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:

You should not consume caffeinated energy drinks if you are:

For others, if you consume caffeinated energy drinks, read the label to know:

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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