Caffeine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24518/all en Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>New boss of meningitis-linked firm is poor choice: U.S. official</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - The person hired to run the bankrupt pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak is "hopelessly conflicted" and should be removed from the job, a U.S. Justice Department official said on Tuesday. William Harrington, the U.S. Trustee for Region One, argued that New England Compounding Center's board should not be able to hand-pick its chief restructuring officer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alcohol abuse Business Caffeine Drinking culture Education Health Labor Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:15:54 +0000 5731851 at http://www.globalpost.com Amount of caffeine in diet supplements all over the map: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/amount-caffeine-diet-supplements-all-over-the-map-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - The amount of caffeine in diet supplements varies widely, and product labels are often inaccurate or have no caffeine information at all, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>The caffeine doses probably wouldn't be a problem on their own, but they may cause issues when the pills or powders are combined with energy drinks, coffee and other high-caffeine food and beverages, said researchers, whose report appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/amount-caffeine-diet-supplements-all-over-the-map-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Energy drink Hospitality Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:15:08 +0000 5731914 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia grants subsidies to striking coffee growers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/colombia-grants-subsidies-striking-coffee-growers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Colombia has agreed to grant new subsidies to coffee growers who went on strike last month to demand more support after a 35 percent drop in international prices last year.</p> <p>The government will provide an $80 subsidy per 125-kilogram (280-pound) load to all producers, regardless of size, and will act to keep prices between $266 and $388 per load, it said in a statement Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/colombia-grants-subsidies-striking-coffee-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Subsidies AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:00:31 +0000 5776913 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian lawmakers seek ban on energy drinks containing alcohol and caffeine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/russian-lawmakers-seek-ban-energy-drinks-containing-alcohol-and-caf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow, Mar 11 (EFE).- Lawmakers from the governing United Russia and opposition Just Russia parties introduced a bill Monday in the lower house of Parliament that calls for a ban on the production and sale of energy drinks that contain low levels of alcohol and caffeine, media reports said.</p> <p>"We consider it necessary to prohibit the production and sale of energy drinks in whose composition there is alcohol (between 1.2 and 12 proof) and caffeine, taking into account the harm done to the health of young people, who are the main consumers," the bill says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/russian-lawmakers-seek-ban-energy-drinks-containing-alcohol-and-caf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine energy Energy drinks Medicine Agencia EFE Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:01:06 +0000 5779842 at http://www.globalpost.com instant coffee-sales increase http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/instant-coffee-sales-increase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- Sales of instant coffee in South Korea rose on-year in 2012 for the first time in eight years thanks to the high popularity of "sugar and powdered cream-free instant coffee mix" or "ground-coffee mix," industry data showed Wednesday.</p> <p>According to the data by AC Nielsen Korea, a local unit of global marketing researcher AC Nielsen, sales of instant coffee reached 161.6 billion won (US$147.4 million) last year, up 11.6 percent from 144.8 billion won a year ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/instant-coffee-sales-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Food and drink Human Interest Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:45:44 +0000 5781990 at http://www.globalpost.com Study proves caffeine helps prevent road crash risk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/study-proves-caffeine-helps-prevent-road-crash-risk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Research among long-distance commercial drivers in Australia has given weight to those who say coffee, tea or caffeine energy drinks or tablets help prevent dangerous drowsiness at the wheel.</p> <p>Investigators looked at crashes between 2008 and 2011 in New South Wales and Western Australia that involved vehicles of at least 12 tonnes.</p> <p>They compared 530 drivers who had crashed while on a long trip with 517 drivers who had not had an accident in the previous 12 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/study-proves-caffeine-helps-prevent-road-crash-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Caffeine Medicine AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:47:54 +0000 5788245 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis - Instant coffee blenders go gourmet after arabica price drop http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/analysis-instant-coffee-blenders-go-gourmet-after-arabica-price <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcy Nicholson</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Instant coffee drinkers may soon be getting a more gourmet brew than they realize at no extra cost as roasters consider adding higher-quality arabica beans into their blends.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/analysis-instant-coffee-blenders-go-gourmet-after-arabica-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Food and drink Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:30:55 +0000 5807698 at http://www.globalpost.com FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods after new caffeinated gum introduced http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/fda-will-investigate-added-caffeine-foods-after-new-caffeina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.</p> <p>The Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about their safety.</p> <p>The FDA said Monday it will look at the foods' effects on children in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley. Alert Energy Gum promises "the right energy, right now."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/fda-will-investigate-added-caffeine-foods-after-new-caffeina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Energy drinks Food and drink Food and Drug Administration Medicine Pharmacology Social Issues The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:45:03 +0000 5828160 at http://www.globalpost.com FDA investigating foods with added caffeine after caffeinated gum introduced http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/fda-investigating-foods-added-caffeine-after-caffeinated-gum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it was investigating foods that have added caffeine after Wrigley introduced a new caffeinated gum this week. A few products that have added caffeine:</p> <p>— Wrigley Alert Energy Gum, contains about 40 mg a piece, or the equivalent amount found in half a cup of coffee</p> <p>— Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans have 50mg of caffeine in a 100-calorie pack</p> <p>— Arma Energy Snx markets chips, trail mix and other products that contain caffeine, including "chocolate caramel cookie caffeine mix."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/fda-investigating-foods-added-caffeine-after-caffeinated-gum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Energy drinks Food and drink The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:03 +0000 5828166 at http://www.globalpost.com FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods after new caffeinated gum introduced http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/fda-will-investigate-added-caffeine-foods-after-new-caffeina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - For people seeking an energy boost, companies are increasing their offerings of foods with added caffeine. A new caffeinated gum may have gone too far.</p> <p>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."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/fda-will-investigate-added-caffeine-foods-after-new-caffeina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Energy drinks Food and Drug Administration Medicine Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:45:04 +0000 5828965 at http://www.globalpost.com Coffee shop chain Second Cup reports lower first-quarter earnings, revenue down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/coffee-shop-chain-second-cup-reports-lower-first-quarter-ear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU) reported lower first-quarter profits as the coffee and snacks chain saw same store sales contract 3.3 per cent.</p> <p>The company reported Thursday after markets closed that it earned $688,000 or seven cents per share for the 13 weeks ended March 30.</p> <p>That was down from just over $1 million or 10 cents per share in the comparable 2012 period.</p> <p>Revenues eased to $46.9 million from $47.1 million despite a net increase in the number of cafes to 361 from 355.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/coffee-shop-chain-second-cup-reports-lower-first-quarter-ear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Second Cup The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 16:02:08 +0000 5830488 at http://www.globalpost.com Caffeine in kids' foods 'dangerous': US regulator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130503/caffeine-kids-foods-dangerous-us-regulator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US food and drug regulator on Friday called the addition of caffeine to children's foods like chewing gum and jelly beans "dangerous" and warned of a possible crackdown.</p> <p> Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner Michael Taylor said the rise in such caffeine-added products outside the beverage industry was "very disturbing," after candy giant Mars Inc. announced a caffeinated version of its Wrigley gum.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130503/caffeine-kids-foods-dangerous-us-regulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Caffeine Energy drink Food and drink Technology AFP Fri, 03 May 2013 17:15:21 +0000 5830562 at http://www.globalpost.com San Francisco city attorney sues Monster Beverage over energy drink marketing to kids http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/san-francisco-city-attorney-strikes-back-at-monster-beverage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - San Francisco's city attorney is suing Monster Beverage for marketing its energy drinks to children, saying the products pose severe health risks.</p> <p>City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Monday that Monster is the "industry's worst offender" in the extent to which it targets youth and children. The action comes after Monster last week sued Herrera over his demands that company reduce caffeine levels in its drinks and stop marketing to minors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/san-francisco-city-attorney-strikes-back-at-monster-beverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Dennis Herrera Energy drinks Food and drink Non-alcoholic beverages Nutrition Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 06 May 2013 16:45:42 +0000 5831919 at http://www.globalpost.com Wrigley removes new Alert gum from market as FDA investigates safety of caffeine-added foods http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130509/wrigley-removes-new-alert-gum-market-fda-investigates-safety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A Food and Drug Administration investigation into the safety of caffeine-added foods has prompted Wrigley to take its new caffeinated gum off the market for the time being.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130509/wrigley-removes-new-alert-gum-market-fda-investigates-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Energy drinks Food and Drug Administration Pharmacology The Canadian Press Thu, 09 May 2013 07:26:50 +0000 5834354 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico seeks to revive coffee industry amid island's lowest production ever http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/puerto-rico-seeks-revive-coffee-industry-amid-islands-lowest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level ever in the island's history, leaving farmers and government officials worried about how to revive a once burgeoning industry amid a deep economic crisis.</p> <p>Farmers produced some 80,000 pounds (39,900 kilograms) of coffee during the most recent harvest, which represents only a third of local consumption, Agriculture Secretary Myrna Comas said Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/puerto-rico-seeks-revive-coffee-industry-amid-islands-lowest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Utuado, Puerto Rico The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 20:45:03 +0000 5839685 at http://www.globalpost.com