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Gov’t Expands Caffeine Labeling Regulations to Coffee Shops

Gov’t Expands Caffeine Labeling Regulations to Coffee Shops

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — As a measure to prevent excessive consumption, regulations on caffeine will be expanded, with “total caffeine content” also displayed in coffee shops and bakeries that directly make and sell coffee starting next year. The newly introduced regulations, set forth by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, are an [...]

Coffee Sales Ban in Schools Fails to Address Why Students Need Caffeine

Coffee Sales Ban in Schools Fails to Address Why Students Need Caffeine

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The government’s move to ban the sale of coffee drinks at schools across South Korea is drawing criticism, despite the well-intentioned goal to reduce caffeine intake among students. The rationale behind the coffee ban is to prohibit the consumption of high-caffeine drinks, which can cause shakiness, rapid heart rate, sleep [...]

Study Shows Link between High-Caffeine Energy Drinks and Suicidal Thoughts in Youth

Study Shows Link between High-Caffeine Energy Drinks and Suicidal Thoughts in Youth

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – High-caffeine energy drinks that presumably give heightened awareness and attention may be promoting suicidal thoughts in youth, according to a recent study conducted by a research team from Soonchunhyang University.  The study, which was based on a 2015 online survey on youth health, analyzed energy drink consumption patterns and [...]

Highly Caffeinated Coffee Milk on TV or not?

Highly Caffeinated Coffee Milk on TV or not?

SEOUL, August 2 (Korea Bizwire) – While the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) wants to limit advertising for highly caffeinated drinks including coffee milk, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the Korean Broadcasters Association (KBA) are strongly opposed to the government’s decision. Specifically, the MFDS has proposed banning advertisements for high-calorie and high-caffeine [...]

Government to Restrict Ads of Caffeinated Foods and Beverages

Government to Restrict Ads of Caffeinated Foods and Beverages

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — High-caffeine foods and drinks will be restricted from media ads starting in November, the government said Wednesday, affecting some 2,000 local products often used by teenagers to chase away drowsiness. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it has put out an advance notice of the measure to [...]

No More Energy Drink Commercial from Next January

No More Energy Drink Commercial from Next January

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Following an advertising regulation on food items that may cause obesity, the government will this time crack down on caffeine drinks for their promotion on TV. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on September 16 that it has notified administrative orders on restricting TV commercials [...]