May 9, 2013

FDA Investigates Product Safety

1 Wrigley Suspends Sales of New Caffeine Gum

Wrigley has suspended sales of of its new Alert Energy “out of respect” for the FDA which will investigate the health effects of this caffeinated gum, a stick of which equals half a cup of coffee. Casey Keller, president of Wrigley North America, says the company stopped production and sales of the gum after a discussion with the FDA about the proliferation of caffeine in the nation’s food supply and to give the agency time to regulate caffeine-added products. Wrigley’s decision “demonstrates real leadership and commitment to the public health,” says Michael R. Taylor, FDA deputy commissioner of foods. Health experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have warned that too much caffeine can be dangerous to children who have more difficulty processing it than adults.

More at NYTimes.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Caffeine Linked to Longer Gestation

Tags: Caffeinated Chewing Gum, Caffeine, Caffeine Side Effects, Food and Drug Administration, Caffeinated Gum, Wrigley, Energy Gum, Michael R. Taylor, Casey Keller

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