FDA issues warning on caffeine powder

July 21, 2014 7:38 PM

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FDA issues warning on caffeine powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning on powered caffeine products that companies market directly to consumers. The powder, often sold in bulk, is nearly 100 percent pure caffeine.

Even small amount of the stimulant can cause a lethal overdose. Just one teaspoon of caffeine powder is equal to drinking approximately 25 cups of coffee, the FDA said.

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