Rethinking caffeine - New Zealand Food Safety Authority and Risk Profile on Caffeine
By Joe Lederman
FoodLegal Lawyers and Consultants
© Lawmedia Pty Ltd, September 2010
Recently, there has been publicity and media interest about caffeinated energy beverages, particularly when consumed by young people. This comes after the New South Wales Food Authority (NSWFA) found in a survey undertaken in 2009 that over 77 per cent of energy drinks contained caffeine over the legal limit. This article considers and provides analysis on a risk profile by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) about caffeine in energy drinks and energy shots....