FDA Mulls Tighter Regulation Of Caffeinated Food Products

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it is considering new restrictions on caffeine-infused food items because of worries that products like a new caffeinated gum from Mars. Inc. subsidiary William Wrigley Jr. Co. could be harmful to young people.

FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael R. Taylor cited Wrigley's new Alert gum, which is making its nationwide debut this week, as the catalyst for studying the potential impact that readily-available sources of caffeine could have on the health of minors.

“The only time that FDA explicitly...
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