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FDA warns companies selling pure or highly concentrated caffeine

Liquidcaffeine.com and Dual Health Body and Mind were slapped with warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for illegally selling highly concentrated caffeine products – supplements the agency says pose a threat to public health. “Despite being informed of the dangers of highly concentrated pure caffeine, we’re still finding companies that are disregarding consumer safety by illegally selling products with potentially dangerous and lethal amounts of caffeine,” 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 ... Read More

FDA bans bulk sales of highly concentrated, pure caffeine

Bulk sales of dietary supplements that contain highly concentrated or pure caffeine to consumers have been banned because they pose a public health risk, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a News Release. These potent caffeine products pose a high risk of use at excessive levels, which can be dangerous and even deadly. At least two deaths have been linked to the concentrated or pure caffeine, the agency said. “Despite multiple actions against these products in the past, we’ve seen a continued trend of products containing highly concentrated or pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers as dietary ... Read More

Teen’s death prompts FDA warning for consumers to avoid pure caffeine powder

Logan Stiner was just days away from his high school graduation when he died after consuming a lethal dose of powdered caffeine. The teen’s death prompted a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation resulting in the agency issuing a warning to consumers to avoid pure caffeine products, especially those sold in bulk bags over the internet. “A single dose is essentially 100 percent caffeine. A single teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee,” the FDA warning stated. “Pure caffeine is a powerful stimulant and very small amounts may cause accidental overdose. Parents ... Read More