The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck have asked FSANZ to look into the safety of caffeine powders and high caffeine content food products. The Ministers have also asked FSANZ to consider the need for appropriate warning labels and consumer safety information for these products.
A report, including recommendations for strengthening regulations and consumer warnings, will be delivered to the Ministers by 31 August 2019.
FSANZ will work closely with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and State and Territory regulatory authorities on this matter.
On 31 July 2019 the Therapeutic Goods Administration issued a media release on the regulation of sports supplements in Australia.