Tag Archives: CAFFEINE

FDA Again Targets Bulk Quantities of Pure or Highly Concentrated Caffeine Sold to Consumers as Dietary Supplements

  As previously reported on this blog, FDA sent Warning Letters to five companies that distributed pure powdered caffeine in 2015 and advised that it intended to “aggressively monitor the marketplace for pure powdered caffeine products and take action as appropriate.”  FDA stated in the letters that it concluded that pure powdered caffeine is adulterated … Continue Reading

FDA Targets Highly Concentrated Caffeine in Dietary Supplements

As previously reported on this blog in 2015, FDA warned that it intended to “aggressively monitor the marketplace for pure powdered caffeine products and take action as appropriate.” The Agency made this announcement shortly after sending Warning Letters to five companies that distributed pure powdered caffeine. In the letters, FDA stated that it concluded that … Continue Reading

Caffeine Nation

NY Senator urges FDA to investigate the safety of caffeinated peanut butter.  There is ongoing debate and concern about the safety of caffeine consumption, particularly as related to certain food products produced to deliver high doses of caffeine in small servings.  In recent months, FDA issued a series of Warning Letters to distributors of powdered … Continue Reading

Cough Up the Caffeine

FDA issues Warning Letters to five distributors of powdered caffeine alleging safety risks inherent to product use. FDA regulates the marketing of dietary supplements.  Under Section 402(f)(1)(A)(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), a supplement is adulterated when it “presents a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury under…conditions of use recommended … Continue Reading

Caffeine Claim

Family sues over caffeine-related death. On March 6, 2015, the family of Logan Stiner, an Ohio teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia and cardiac arrest after consuming pure powdered caffeine, filed a wrongful death suit under the Ohio Food & Drug Safety Act.  The suit names as defendants Amazon.com, six other companies involved in manufacturing, marketing, distributing and selling the … Continue Reading
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