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#1 Fijiball

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 12:09 PM

Hello Team,

 

Do we need to declare on the label if my product contains 0.05 mg/100 grams caffein.

 

What is the limit for caffein?

 

Do i need to warn not suitable for pregnant woman and children.

 

 



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Posted 03 March 2020 - 01:19 PM

Is this product for Fiji or another country. The rules change depending on the country.



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Posted 03 March 2020 - 06:36 PM

As some of your other queries have been EU/UK-focussed, I will respond on that basis for now.
If it's a drink other than tea or coffee then any level above 150mg/L would trigger the requirement to include the statement: High caffeine content. Not recommended for children or pregnant or breast-feeding women.

You also need to indicate the caffeine content in mg/100ml.

 

For food products there isn't a threshold in the same way, if the caffeine is added "with a physiological purpose". Under these circumstances you'd need to include the same as above (although indicating the content as m/g/100g rather than per 100ml, if it's a solid foodstuff).

 

Additionally even if it's not above the threshold and/or not added for a physiological purpose, you may still need to indicate the presence (but not necessarily the amount) if it is used as a flavouring.

 

See 4.1/4.2 of Annex III and Part D(3) of Annex VII of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 for reference.






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