Dr. Erin LeBlanc, a researcher at Kaiser Permanente in Portland and lead author of the study, explained to The New York Times that it is important to look for the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention seal when shopping for vitamins.
While energy drinks have been under recent scrutiny for alleged health hazards from overuse, sodas are now facing similar criticisms. According to the Huffington Post, a New Zealand coroner is recommending that warning labels be placed on soft drinks, ensuring that customers are aware of recommended dosages.
While Four Loko has not had caffeine in its products since November 2010, its new labels will be required to print an “Alcohol Facts” panel on all containers of Four Loko or any other flavored malt beverage that has more than two servings of alcohol.
PepsiCo Inc., the makers of Mountain Dew, created a new beverage that caters to the needs of soda fans who don’t enjoy the taste of coffee, tea and other morning drinks.