The Canadian regulator has been grappling with how to regulate beverages marketed as energy and concentration boosters, including Monster, Rockstar and Full Throttle, which until now have been classified as ‘natural health products’.
From February 2013, these products will be reclassified as ‘food’ and Health Canada is limiting their caffeine content, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Of 96 reclassified drinks, 28 are having to change to meet the new requirements. Most of those had more than the new limit of 180mg of caffeine per can or single-serving bottle.
Source: The Star/Hamilton Spectator
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