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FSSAI takes energy out of the drinks

But keeps it high on caffeine

energy-drinksThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have moved ahead with finalizing rules for energy drinks. They seem to have taken the steps in the wake of the rising health concerns of these energy drinks.

Energy Drinks samples tested

The Pollution Monitoring Laboratory of Delhi non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) tested samples of eight brands of energy drinks. The aim was to check the standards energy drinks were following. The results showed that the caffeine levels in most brands exceeded 145 ppm. Only two brands—XXX Rejuve and XXX Nicofix— stuck to the 145 ppm limit (See ‘Energy drinks report card’).

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CSE laboratory tests show energy drinks contain excess caffeine; their market grows without checks

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  • Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab carries out tests on leading ‘energy’ drink brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9. Finds high levels of caffeine in 44 per cent of the samples
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Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab carries out tests on leading ‘energy’ drink brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9. Finds high levels of caffeine in 44 per cent of the samples

Capping the Caffeine

Energy Drinks have been in India since 2002. Currently there are several brands such as Red Bull, Coca Cola's Burn, Goldwin Healthcare's Cloud 9 and SJ's XXX in in India. Energy drinks are in controversy because of its high caffeine content. Most of these brands have upto 320 ppm of caffeine in them. These drinks are marketed as an instant source of energy.  

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