EFSA GIVES ALL CLEAR TO ENERGY DRINKS ADDITIVES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a green light for the use taurine and d-glucuronolactone in energy drinks after a probe focusing on safety concerns about these additives. EFSA's Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food has concluded that new data on these chemicals have been "sufficient to remove outstanding concerns". These had been raised by EFSA's predecessor - the EU's scientific committee on food in 2003, when it warned of possible harmful effects of taurine on the brain and ...


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