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FDA will evaluate added caffeine in foods

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Alert Energy Gum, includes as much caffeine as a half a cup of coffee in one piece and promises "the right energy, right now."

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The back of the packaging shows the nutritional facts for Alert Energy Caffeine Gum.

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The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it will investigate the safety of added caffeine and its effects on children and adolescents. The agency made the announcement just as Wrigley was rolling out Alert Energy Gum, a new product that includes as much caffeine as a half a cup of coffee in one piece and promises "the right energy, right now."
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    • Alert Energy Gum, includes as much caffeine as a half a cup of coffee in one piece and promises “the right energy, right now.”
    •  The back of the packaging shows the nutritional facts for Alert Energy Caffeine Gum.
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