FDA Takes The Measure Of Bulk Caffeine In Warnings About Labels
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Serving amounts such as one-sixteenth of a teaspoon indicated on product labels “cannot be accurately measured using common household measuring tools,” FDA says. NPA, however, suggests the agency gives too little credit to consumers’ measuring skills.
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"An inherent feature of the conditions of use for such products is that the consumer must separate out a very small, precise serving from a potentially lethal amount of product – a task that poses a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury," says FDA's Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. Only products containing pure caffeine that packaged in the ingredient in premeasured doses and bulk caffeine that is sufficiently diluted will be considered compliant.
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