French government approves tax on energy drinks of €50/hectoliter in order to help finance nation's social security deficit

LOS ANGELES , October 29, 2012 () – The French government has approved a tax on energy drinks of €50 a hectoliter (US$64.52) in order to help finance the nation's social security deficit, FoodBev.com reported Oct. 29.

The tax, which still must be approved by the Senate, would take effect Jan. 1 and be applied to drinks that contain at least 0.22 grams of caffeine and 0.3 grams of taurine per liter.

The primary source of this article is FoodBev.com, Bath, England, on Oct. 29, 2012.

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