Caffeine labeling 4 ways to do the right thing

Caffeine labeling: 4 ways to do the right thing

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has issued these recommended guidelines surrounding use of caffeine in products. Heed and succeed.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has issued recommended guidelines surrounding use of caffeine in products. Heed and succeed.

  1. Disclosure of total caffeine content from both added and naturally occurring sources of caffeine – e.g., green tea, coffee bean, guarana, yerba mate, added caffeine.
  2. Label advisories when using more than 100mg/serving to children, those sensitive to caffeine, pregnant or nursing women, and those with a medical condition or taking pharmaceuticals. (FDA says 400mg/day is safe)
  3. Serving size and daily intake recommendations.
  4. Restraints against marketing in combination with alcohol or to counter the immediate effects of alcohol.
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