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  • keep_your_options_open keep_your_options_open May 10, 2013 11:01 AM Flag

    Caffeine Ban Next? FDA Makes Statement That Caffeine Is ‘Very Disturbing To Us’

    The Hill reports that federal FDA regulators are zeroing in on manufacturing processes that add caffeine to food products.
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Food and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor called caffeine additives in snacks from jellybeans to waffles to energy drinks “very disturbing to us” in an interview posted by the agency on Friday.This week, Taylor announced that the FDA plans to investigate the effect that foods with added caffeine have on the public and on children’s health. This could open the door for future action from the agency like imposing age restrictions on caffeine as well as restrictions on other food products.“While various uses may meet federal food safety standards, the only time FDA explicitly approved adding caffeine was for colas in the 1950s,” Taylor said. “Existing rules never anticipated the current proliferation of caffeinated products.”
    “This is appropriately their role to look at ingredients that are used in food products and to make sure that they are safe, and particularly when it’s a case where you have a potential cumulative effect throughout the day,” said Steve Mister, president and chief executive of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a group rep[resenting the supplement industry.
    The FDA has previously claimed that 600 milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of four to seven cups of coffee, could be too much for adults. According to the FDA, caffeine can cause jitteriness and heightened blood pressure.

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    • dorianpc May 10, 2013 7:37 PM Flag

      Measuring your own success against others failures doesn't work.
      If chromadex can successfully sell an alternative, that would be great.
      Don't expect the FDA to help.

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      • keep_your_options_open keep_your_options_open May 12, 2013 12:33 AM Flag

        chromadex has worked with the govt. for a long time.....they are respected....they are not wanting an fda approval...that is what so many people have wrong about this company....they don't need approvals for what they do....they are 1 step ahead of other companies....right now they just can't get recognition for what they do because they are just a small company.....I am fine with waiting on this's a no brainer....I am just sitting on this one....

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