Indian beverage firms being asked by nation's food safety authority to categorize drinks containing high levels of caffeine as 'caffeinated drinks' and carry statutory safety warnings

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

Sep 24, 2012 – Industry Intelligence Inc.

LOS ANGELES , September 24, 2012 () – Indian beverage firms are being asked by the nation’s Food Safety & Standards Authority (FSSAI) to categorize as “caffeinated drinks” beverages containing a high level of caffeine and have statutory safety warnings, Drinks Business Review reported Sept. 24.

Currently, soft drinks and aerated sugar water in India are allowed to have up to 145 milligrams of caffeine per liter.

The FSSAI Is also proposing setting the caffeine limit on energy drinks at 320 milligrams per liter.

The primary source of this article is Drinks Business Review, London, England, on Sept. 24, 2012.

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