Regulation of Energy Drinks
Some energy drinks that are available for sale in Canada are Guru®, Jolt Cola®, SoBe's Arush® etc. These drinks claim to increase one's energy, performance and concentration.
However, these drinks were introduced in Canada in July, 2004 with a lack of information, misinformation and with information being omitted from the labeling of these 'energy drinks'. This is evidently an important issue particularly because of the potential negative health effects that can result from the misuse of this type of beverage.
These drinks can have serious health effects that have gone unnoticed and unaddressed by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Because of the improper labeling and regulation of these drinks, consumers are not given a fair chance to make informed decision to consume these drinks. As such we are petitioning to have the regulation of these drinks in Canada as well as their labeling be revised.
PETITION FOR THE REGULATION OF ENERGY DRINKS
ADDRESSED TO: The Ontario Minister of Health: Mr. Smitherman
Whereas the sale of energy drinks such as Red Bull, SoBe's A-Rush etc. were approved for sale in Canada in
These drinks can have serious health effects that have gone unnoticed and unaddressed by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency;
We the undersigned, support the action to have the regulation of these beverages be further investigated with regards to their main active ingredients and the labeling of these beverages be revised. We support the action in order to increase consumer knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the products that they consume.
The necessary information required to support this petition is included in an attachment that will be submitted as part of this petition.
The Regulation of Energy Drinks petition to Hon. George Smitherman was written by Nazool Martin-Alli and is in the category Health at GoPetition.