Caffeine

BEUC calls for caffeine claim ban following EFSA opinion

BEUC calls for caffeine claim ban following EFSA opinion

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

With the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) caffeine safety opinion finally published yesterday, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has called now for the ‘obvious conclusions’ to be drawn.

EFSA signs off on caffeine safety opinion without major changes

Science agency affirms safety at 400 mg daily for adults

EFSA adopts caffeine opinion

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted its opinion on the safe consumption of caffeine with little change to its controversial draft after a heated debate period.

Nestlé goes flying with the Solar Impulse 2

Beverage Bites: news up to March 12, 2015

Nestlé goes flying, Tesco vs Coca-Cola, and other Beverage Bites

By Rachel Arthur

Heineken invests in a new Mexican brewery; Tetley USA donates 10 million cups of tea; and Ardagh’s birthday present for Coca-Cola: some of the nuggets of news in this week’s Beverage Bites feature. 

European Coffee Federation (ECF) says EFSA caffeine opinion contains contradictions

EFSA: "How can it have both an adverse and beneficial effect? It can."

Alert vs insomniac: EFSA says caffeine effect can be both good and bad

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

EFSA's draft opinion on caffeine does not contain contradictions since the health effects of caffeine can be both negative and positive depending on the context, the authority has said at a stakeholder meeting.

Huge potential for botanicals in energy drinks

Special edition: Botanicals

Huge potential for botanicals in energy drinks

By Niamh Michail

Consumers are looking for alternatives to artificial caffeine, meaning even greater opportunities for botanicals in the energy drink market, with small start-ups leading the way.

Will the EU approve energy claims for products like caffeine gels popular with cyclists and other athletes?

“The authorisation of these claims would see a major boost for sports men and women”

European sports nutrition sector backs EFSA caffeine opinion

By Shane STARLING

The European sports nutrition sector says the recent EFSA opinion that backed daily caffeine intakes up to 400 mg per day, will lift the sector – if it makes it into EU law books.

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