Develop guidance on caffeine for enforcement agencies

This activity will produce guidance material to inform compliance action on products with high levels of caffeine.

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To develop guidance materials on the regulation of:

  • products containing pure or high concentrations of caffeine
  • high caffeine content products.

These will be for enforcement agencies to inform compliance action.


The Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation is the lead for this activity.


In July 2019, Ministers Colbeck and Hunt requested Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) prepare a report on the safety of:

  • caffeine powders
  • high caffeine content products.


The Food Regulation Standing Committee has set up a working group to undertake this work.

This activity is on hold pending the outcome of FSANZ Proposal P1056 – Caffeine Review.

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