Large supermarket bans sale of energy drinks to children under 16

Large United Kingdom retailer Waitrose is to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16.

Waitrose today announced it will not sell energy drinks to children under 16 years of age. Any customer who appears to be under the age of 16 will be asked for proof of age when buying energy drinks which contain more than 150mg of caffeine per litre.

Energy drinks are not suitable for children and young people under 16 years of age. Many energy drinks contain up to 17 teaspoons of sugar and the equivalent of two cups of coffee in caffeine. For more information on energy drinks take a look at our infographic and review

Posted: 04/01/2018 10:06:17 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Caffeine, Children, Energy drinks, Sugar, Young people


 

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