Press releases

18 December 2018

Major-chain coffees can contain more caffeine than energy drinks

A number of news outlets are linking energy drink consumption to a rise in rates of arrhythmia.

Gavin Partington, Director General at the British Soft Drinks Association, said:

“The European Food Safety Authority confirms the safety of energy drinks and their ingredients and therefore does not provide any scientific justification to treat energy drinks any differently to the main contributors to daily caffeine intake including tea, coffee and chocolate.

"It is worth remembering that coffees from popular high-street chains contain the same or more caffeine than most energy drinks.”