Food Standards Australia New Zealand | Call for comment on review of pure and highly concentrated caffeine ban
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for public comment on a review of a recent ban on the retail sale of pure and highly concentrated caffeine food products.
FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said pure and highly concentrated caffeine food products were banned from retail sale in December last year following a review which found these products pose an unacceptably high risk to people in the community.
“In August 2019 Ministers asked FSANZ to review these products after the tragic death of a young man in NSW from caffeine toxicity from a pure caffeine powder.
“Our risk assessment found small amounts of these substances (less than a teaspoon) can cause severe health effects, including death.
“We raised an urgent proposal to ban the sale of these products to people in the community – the ban came into effect in December 2019.
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