FDA Hints At Legal Action Against Powdered Caffeine Sales

Law360, New York (December 23, 2014, 12:52 PM EST) -- Distributors of powdered caffeine could soon see themselves on the receiving end of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration lawsuit as the agency weighs its options in halting online sales of the substance, according to information obtained by Law360 on Tuesday.

A source inside the agency told Law360 that the FDA is “looking at our legal options and looking to build a case,” against people continuing to sell pure powdered caffeine even after consumers were warned against consuming the product in July.

Though the agency has yet to outright ban sales of the substance, a safety alert was posted after the...

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