EDE Statement: United Kingdom Select Committee Inquiry

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Andreas Kadi, Secretary General of Energy Drinks Europe commented on today’s findings: “EDE welcomes the UK Science and Technology Committee’s firm conclusion that there is not enough evidence to support an age ban on energy drinks. EDE also welcomes the Committee’s recommendation to reform caffeine labelling for all food and beverage products.  EDE again reiterates… Read more »

EDE position: Effective measures

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A 250 ml can of energy drink typically contains 80 mg of caffeine, about the same as a cup of coffee, and the same amount of sugar as in the same-sized apple juice, orange juice or conventional soft drink (27g). For all ages, there are much greater contributors of caffeine and sugar in the diet… Read more »

EDE Position: Safety of Energy Drinks in combination with alcohol

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There is no indication that energy drinks have any specific effect (negative or positive) on adults or teenagers related to alcohol consumption. Last year the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that it is unlikely that caffeine interacts adversely with other typical constituents of energy drinks or with alcohol. However, anybody drinking alcohol should do… Read more »

EDE welcomes the publication of EFSA opinion on caffeine safety

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We welcome EFSA´s work on the safety of caffeine from all sources. This guidance from Europe’s leading risk assessment authority for food is based on sound science and will be of great value to policymakers and consumers. The EFSA opinion confirms the safety of daily caffeine intakes of up to 3 mg per kg of… Read more »