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#1 jbell4711


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:08 PM

For a dietary supplement that contains naturally occurring caffeine (like from coffee and tea), is it OK to list Contains Caffeine ONLY WITHOUT listing the AMOUNT of caffeine in the product? 

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:34 PM

Is caffeine on the official allergen list of FDA?

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:35 PM

Client just did labeling for two drinks - the one is similar to Starbucks Cafe Latte  and the other a cold chai tea mixture that is "supercharged."


The first one shows coffee as an ingredient with no mention of caffeine - but the tea mixture is supercharged with generic caffeine and it is included on both the ingredient list and as a percentage on the nutritional breakdown.


I was informed by a labeling consultant that if a drink or product has caffeine it would be in both locations, but if the caffeine is a part of coffee and coffee is in the drink/product then only the name coffee needs to be listed on the ingredients and not on the nutritional breakdown.

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