FDA Seeks to Approach Experts to Ensure Safety of Energy Drinks

FDA Seeks to Approach Experts to Ensure Safety of Energy Drinks

Though, the US `Food and Drug Administration' was previously focusing at testing popular energy drinks for possible risks they can impose. It has now been revealed in a new report that the agency is seeking to approach outside experts for confirming the risks.

A letter was written by the FDA on Tuesday, which is apparently signifying that the agency is changing its approach to the drinks that are rich in caffeine. The letter revealed the food regulator's wish to take experts' help in deciding if energy drinks pose harms to people with severe health problems or to teenagers.

Illinois's Senator Richard J. Durbin had released the letter along with Connecticut's Senator Richard Blumenthal; the same has come after the reports of over 150 injuries and 18 deaths related to energy drinks.

The reports to the FDA had outraged energy drink makers, who said that their drinks were safe. Also, it was claimed by them that health issues are not an outcome of energy drinks and deaths cannot be linked to the same as well. Thus, the agency thought of enhancing the review of the drinks and contacting the experts.

"Areas of particular focus would include such matters as the vulnerability of certain populations to stimulants and the incidence and consequence of excessive consumption of energy drinks", F. D. A.'s letter read.


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