Regulator for Food Standards faces PIL over caffeine content of energy drinks

February 2014
FRPT- FMCG Snapshot;2/23/2014, p25
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The article reports on public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Yajurvedi Rao against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for allowing energy drink manufacturers to increase their products' caffeine content beyond the earlier prescribed limit. Topics discussed include a right to information (RTI) application filed in February 2014 and FSSAI's amendment of regulations to allow higher caffeine content. Also mentioned are caffeine's negative health effects.


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