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  • 166mgs of caffeine in a 16.oz serving...

    Is that legal or illegal?

  • #2
    legal.
    JP QuikServ Drinks... Your affordable and innovative drink solution!

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    • #3
      JP, I just learned that 160mgs of caff. per 16oz can does exceed the legal caffeine limit.

      10mgs per oz. is the limit.

      [ 03-03-2006, 03:59 AM: Message edited by: Dizz ]

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      • #4
        Are we talking Milligrams or Micrograms?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by POP View Post
          JP, I just learned that 160mgs of caff. per 16oz can does exceed the legal caffeine limit.

          10mgs per oz. is the limit.

          [ 03-03-2006, 03:59 AM: Message edited by: Dizz ]

          Please provide your source for the information above. I find the 10mg/oz a bit odd considering that there is a ton of ED's that have way more than that in them. What about the shots that are so popular now?
          Why is Starbucks allowed to sell drinks with way more then 10mg/oz.

          I can only assume you are talking outside the US but then that limit is still questionable.
          Whether you think can or think you can\'t, you\'re probably right!

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          • #6
            I don't think so

            That would make coffee illegal in most all forms like brewed, Drip, Espresso ect.

            Look here
            Caffeine Content of Drinks

            You will find a ton of drinks with more than 10mgs per oz
            banned

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            • #7
              I don't recall any limit on "functional beverages". However I do remember some limit on things labeled like pops and sodas. I don't remember where exactly. Perhaps somewhere on the FDA's site?

              Update: I can't seem to find it on the FDA site. I don't know where I saw it then. Maybe I was hallucinating due to a lack of caffeine.
              Last edited by RootJack; 12-21-2009, 11:43 PM.

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              • #8
                OK, I found some info. The maximum caffeine allowed in a "Soda" is approximately 6mg per ounce or 0.02%.

                Here is a link to the info on the FDA website.

                This is about clearness in labeling, not specifically about safety. As you will also see on that site, caffeine is considered "GRAS" or "Generally Recognized as Safe".

                So basically if something has a higher concentration of Caffeine than 6mg per ounce, it cannot be labeled as a soda. RootJack has 10mg of caffeine per ounce, which is why it is labeled an "Energy Drink".

                The FDA just wants people to know what they are getting when they grab that drink off the shelf.

                Oh, and the labeling is only important for things where caffeine is added. Things like chocolate and coffee do not need to worry about it because caffeine occurs naturally.

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