Denmark Sets Caffeine Warning

January 10, 2012

The warning label applies to energy drinks containing more than 150 mg of caffeine.

Denmark’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries says it is introducing a new warning label for energy drinks containing more than 150 mg of caffeine. The warning label will read “High caffeine content. Not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breast-feeding women.” It will also be featured on other products with added caffeine, including food supplements.

Products not in compliance, but labeled before February 2012, may be sold until stocks are exhausted, according to the ministry.

Mette Gjerskov, Denmark’s Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries, says that she pulled the trigger on a new warning label because she did not want to wait for more rigorous EU legislation expected by the end of 2014.