Schumer Urges Ban On Powdered Caffeine
Senator Charles Schumer says the product is increasingly popular for teens looking to get an edge in school and sports but it can be lethal.
Schumer says one teaspoon of concentrated powdered caffeine is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee
Powered caffeine has been linked to two deaths and many hospital visits around the nation.
“Powdered caffeine is highly dangerous, is becoming increasingly popular for teens looking to get an edge in school and sports, and can be lethal when ingesting just a teaspoon or two. Our food and drug safety experts at the FDA must act quickly to ban this dangerous product,” said Senator Schumer.
It's currently unregulated and manufacturers don't need FDA approval.