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  • phprot phprot Jan 18, 2013 12:42 PM Flag

    Ed Burke Proposes Banning Energy Drinks

    Under Burke's proposal, fines ranging from $100-$500 for violators who "sell, give away, barter, exchange or otherwise furnish any energy drink.” Businesses caught repeatedly selling energy drinks would risk losing their business licenses. It defines an energy drink as “a canned or bottled beverage which contains an amount of caffeine exceeding or equal to 180 milligrams-per-container and containing Taurine or Guarana.” So we know at least that Burke or someone on his staff can read the nutritional information on a can of Red Bull. But the language defining what constitutes an energy drink allows for certain energy drinks—like a standard can of Red Bull—to still be sold in Chicago. Drinks like Extra Strength 5-Hour Energy would not make the cut.

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