Dietary supplements that contain pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms “present a significant public health threat,” FDA said in a Public Health Alert.
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What’s the problem?
April 16, 2018 – A half cup of a highly concentrated liquid caffeine can have about 2,000 mg of caffeine, but a single teaspoon of bulk powdered product can have more than 3,000 mg, equal to 20 to 28 cups of coffee, which is a fatal dose.
The caffeine supplements can no longer legally be sold in bulk quantities directly to consumers, FDA said.
“Regardless of whether the product contains a warning label, such products present a significant and unreasonable risk of illness or injury to the consumer,” FDA said.
FDA Banning Bulk Supplements of Pure Caffeine: NBC News Video
In 2015 and 2016, FDA issued warning letters to at least 5 sellers of powdered caffeine in an attempt to stop the supplements from being marketed in the U.S. However, these actions had little effect.
“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 supplements and sold in bulk quantities, with up to thousands of recommended servings per container,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
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