Regulation of Energy Drinks in Canada
As energy drinks are regulated by Health Canada as a food, they follow all nutrition labelling provisions plus a few product-specific requirements. Labels must comply with Health Canada and CFIA Regulations and specifically note that energy drinks are not recommended for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or people who are sensitive to caffeine and must advise maximum daily consumption.
Health Canada has capped the concentration of caffeine allowed in energy drinks at 400 mg per litre. This means that the typical energy drink, 250 – 500 mL would contain between 80 – 180 mg of caffeine. All energy drinks sold in Canada must fall within these parameters.