Nutrition labelling is the same throughout the whole European Union (Food Information to Consumers Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011). Any information relating to the energy value or most relevant nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fat,, salt, vitamins and minerals) appears on the label. This harmonised labelling approach facilitates the comparability between nutrition facts of inter alia different energy drinks.

Further, the European Union has implemented new provisions regarding caffeine-containing beverages with a caffeine content of more than 150 mg per litre. According to these provisions, the labelling of energy drinks has to include the advisory statement “High caffeine content. Not recommended for children or pregnant or breast feeding women” followed by a quantitative indication of the products’ total caffeine content expressed in mg per 100 ml.

These advisory statements are to help consumers make informed choices