European Parliament vetoes energy drink “alertness” claims

EU Commission
plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine
boost “alertness” or “concentration” were vetoed by the European Parliament today
(Thursday). Displaying these claims on drinks cans would have led to higher
sugar consumption among adolescents, who are the largest group of energy drink
consumers, MEPs said in their resolution.
According to the European Parliament
250ml can of energy drink can contain up to 27g of sugar and 80mg of caffeine.
The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan says the rules around food labelling
need to be improved.  

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