The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled energy drinks under the Monster brand because of incorrect labelling and excessive caffeine content.
The recall was announced by the CFIA on Friday and affects all kinds of energy drinks under the Monster brand that contain caffeine and do not have multilingual labels in English and French.
The organization encouraged Canadians to discard the recalled goods or return it to the place of purchase, stressing that they should not consume, serve, or disseminate it.
According to the CFIA, no diseases have been connected to consuming Monster energy drinks.
The group urged Canadians to throw away the recalled products or return them to the store where they were purchased, emphasizing that people should not eat, serve, or distribute them.
No illnesses have been linked to ingesting Monster energy drinks, according to the CFIA.
Latest energy drink recall comes just after one month of another major energy drink (Prime) getting recalled and just two weeks after one more energy drink gets recalled too (Alani Nu) as well! Coincidence? Probably the agency finally started looking into energy drinks more accurately and discovered some discrepancies? Perhaps….
Actually is has been several recalls over past few weeks on energy drinks by the agency including Bang, C4, Cocaine, Fast Twitch, Ghost and Ryse Fuel.
“High levels of caffeine may have adverse health effects for children, pregnant individuals, breastfeeding individuals and those sensitive to caffeine,” the CFIA said. “Exercising while consuming caffeine may lead to adverse health effects. Some of the side effects of consuming excess caffeine may include insomnia, irritability, headaches, and nervousness. ”
Energy drinks are only permitted to have 180 milligrams of caffeine per serving, according to Health Canada, but some of those recalled in July included figures in the 200s or even up to 300 mg, depending on the brand.