Press releases

31 October 2019

Scottish Government launches energy drinks consultation

Scottish Government is consulting on the possibility of introducing a ban on energy drinks for under 16s

The British Soft Drinks Association has consistently supported a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s as it is in line with our long-standing Code of Practice.

Energy drinks and their ingredients have been deemed safe by regulatory authorities around the world. Our members do not market or promote energy drinks to under 16s, nor do they sample products with this age group. In addition, energy drinks carry an advisory note stating ‘Not recommended for children.’ “We remain committed to supporting the responsible sale of energy drinks.