Caffeinated gum prompts FDA investigation
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Associated Press is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration will launch an investigation into foods with added caffeine and their potential impact on the health of children and adolescents.
A gum introduced by Wrigley that promises “the right energy, right now" prompted the investigation.
FDA’s Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor says the rapid production of foods with caffeine added is “beyond anything FDA envisioned."
Taylor said the agency will look at the potential impact of these "new and easy sources" of caffeine on children’s health.
The FDA has also investigated the safety of energy drinks.
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