The European Commission has decided to request an opinion to EFSA on the safety of caffeine and to delay any authorization of certain health claims from art. 13.1 of EC Regulation 1924/2006.
The European Commission asked EFSA to assess in particular:
• Maximum levels of caffeine intake from all sources;
• Risk of interaction of caffeine with alcohol and other ingredients of the so-called “Energy drinks”;
• Validity and appropriateness of the maximum daily intake proposed in conditions for use of claims on caffeine or 300 mg/day.
• Levels of employment that do not represent a risk for the following groups of population: population in general, adults performing physical activities of various intensities, pregnant women, lactating women, children and adolescents.
EFSA may issue its opinion within six months.