Energy Drink

'In Saudi Arabia they have huge restrictions on energy drinks – in summary, you can do nothing – you can’t do tastings, advertising, sponsorship, nothing,' says one brand in the region. © / lowkick

Saudi Arabia smacks energy drinks with new fines

By Eliot Beer

Saudi Arabia has announced further restrictions on energy drinks, with fines to be levied against outlets serving the beverages, but the impact will be minimal, according to Euromonitor.

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'Adolescents don't know what they're drinking': Energy drinks study warns


Australian academics warn that young adolescents can easily identify energy drinks brands such as Red Bull or Monster, but are unaware of key ingredients including caffeine, guarana and taurine, and in comments that should serve as a wake-up call for...

More regulation bad for energy drinks and Tassie's love for Oliver

Australasia in brief

More regulation bad for energy drinks and Tassie's love for Oliver

By Edited by RJ Whitehead

A round-up of the big stories hitting Australasia. Today: industry responds to greater energy drink regulation, Aussie 'roo meat to return to Russia, maternal obesity likely to result in overweight children and Tasmanians hoping for Jamie Oliver...

Australia considers alcoholic energy drink ban

Australia considers alcoholic energy drink ban

By Ankush Chibber

Health and consumer groups in Australia are calling on government authorities to ban alcoholic energy drinks, which have been linked to the death of a teenager this year.


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