ESMA says energy drinks must carry health warnings


ESMA says energy drinks must carry health warnings

Energy drinks are to carry health warnings, under new UAE regulations, in a bid to minimise negative effects on consumers.

The Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (ESMA) is introducing new guidelines for the control of energy drinks, dairy products, juices and other products.

The move comes after international reports warnings of the risks of consuming items with large amounts of stimulants.

Warnings will also include the amounts of sugar contained in a product.

New regulations for the control of sugary juices are also aimed at protecting the health of consumers, especially youngsters.

Karan Soni, a certified sports and holistic nutritionist, told ARN News that the labels will be effective as long as they are obvious.

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