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Energy drinks that are non-compliant with labelling and compositional requirements of the Food Standards Code are not permitted to be sold in Australia.
Highly caffeinated energy drinks have become increasingly popular, with packaging that is targeted at children and adolescents.
Consuming high levels of caffeine can cause serious side effects such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression as well as cardiovascular problems, heartburn, ulcers seizures and in rare cases even death.
It’s important to check the product label and be aware of how much caffeine you and your family are consuming per day.
The recommended maximum daily intake of caffeine for:
Energy drinks in South Australia that are non-compliant with the Food Standards Code are not permitted to be sold.
For further information, read the Non-compliant energy drinks fact sheet (PDF 371KB).