FSSAI Regulations For Caffeinated And So Called Energy Drinks In India
Everything related to food has to abide by the rules set by FSSAI. We will discuss in this article how FSSAI has set standards for various food products like beverages, probiotics etc.
A a large number of individuals consume Carbonated or Caffeinated Beverages like cola and caffeinated drinks each day. So as to build concentration, stamina, and energy expenditure. This increasing consumption of caffeinated beverages is also increasing health risks. It is a billion dollar industry now in India; growing at a rate of 20-25% consistently. Caffeinated beverages contain stimulants like caffeine and added vitamins and minerals. As per a survey conducted by the World Health Organization, there are many lifestyle diseases related to the consumption of beverages with a high level of caffeine. Caffeine overdose can cause various side effects in youth and grown-ups like palpitations, over-incitement, and social changes. It can cause adverse reactions in kids and pregnant women. Standards for Caffeinated drinks by FSSAI
The food safety standards state that the non-alcoholic beverages containing caffeine above 145 mg per litre will be labeled as “Caffeinated Beverage”.
· The maximum permissible level of caffeine content in these beverages is 300 mg per litre irrespective of the source. With this, it will be mentioned on the labels that one should “Consume no more than 500 ml per day”. This will limit how much energy drink a consumer can have in a day.
· The companies marketing Energy Drinks have to comply with the special labeling regulations. They need to declare ‘High caffeine’, with the quantity of caffeine.
· There should be prominent display saying “Not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women, persons sensitive to caffeine” on the product.
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