US FDA warns companies to stop selling dangerous and illegal pure and highly concentrated caffeine products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to the parties responsible for liquidcaffeine.com and Dual Health Body and Mind for illegally selling certain highly concentrated caffeine products. The FDA considers these products to be a threat to public health.
“Despite being informed of the dangers of highly concentrated and pure caffeine , we’re still finding companies that are disregarding consumer safety by illegally selling products with potentially dangerous and lethal amounts of caffeine. The FDA recently took action to explain which pure and highly concentrated caffeine products cannot be lawfully marketed because they pose an unacceptable risk to consumers. We’ve already seen at least two deaths linked to pure or concentrated caffeine, and we’ll be enforcing the law to protect consumers from these products. Today’s action is part of these efforts,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb M.D. “We’ve let consumers know that they should avoid pure caffeine sold in bulk, and we’ve issued guidance to help firms understand when these kinds of products are considered adulterated and shouldn’t be sold. These letters build on our efforts to stop the illegal sale of highly concentrated forms of caffeine that are being sold in bulk packages. We’ll continue to take action against companies who sell these risky products despite the agency’s prior warnings.”
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