Skip to comments.FDA looks at caffeine impact on kids after Wrigley gum (More Nanny Nation)
Posted on 04/30/2013 7:25:00 PM PDT by tobyhill
Wrigley's new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to look into the potential impact that added caffeine may have on children and adolescents.
The FDA said on Monday it was taking a "fresh look" at the issue in response to the launch of a caffeinated gum, "and if necessary, will take appropriate action."
While the FDA did not name the gum in its statement, Wrigley launched the product this month. One piece of the gum contains 40 milligrams of caffeine, about as much as a half-cup of coffee, according to Wrigley, which is owned by privately held Mars Inc.
The company said it markets the gum as an energy product for adults aged 25 and older, and that it exceeds current regulatory requirements on labeling and disclosure. The gum has a more bitter taste that does not appeal to children, a higher price, and packaging that clearly separates it from other gums, she said.
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Um....What about Soda?
The FDA should look into caffeine and steroid abuse by police officers.
In this case, looks like legitimate government function to me.
No caffeinated gum unless you’re over 25, but you can have the abortion pill ten years younger.
It’s a lot better than the caffeine huffing devices that (if I recall correctly) were being marketed in Japan, and which sound outright dangerous to me.
I’d rather just drink the coffee or tea.
Anyone believe them that it is only for adults?
Of course not. Just like legal pot is aimed at kids by the liberdopians
YES! Let's worry over chewing gum while ignoring the fact a child could waltz into Starbucks and get a triple-shot espresso latte concoction with enough caffeine to give an entire herd of elephants the jitters.
Control freaks have no sense of proportion. Go figure.
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