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Published on May 08, 2013 by Edgar Snyder

FDA to Investigate Safety of Caffeine in Food Products

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According to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) deputy commissioner Michael R. Taylor, some food companies are making it possible to have the same amount of "four cups of coffee in your pocket" in the form of caffeinated gum, water, candies, and even foods such as waffles and potato chips.

The FDA has announced that it plans to investigate the safety of caffeine in food products. The investigation comes in the midst of increased interest in easily accessible energy products and the "stimulant effect" of the caffeine included in them. The FDA intends to focus its efforts on the products' effects on children and teens.

The concern follows the widespread advertising of popular products with added caffeine, such as energy drinks and shots, which "may be attractive and readily available to children and adolescents."

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