Canada to recall Prime Energy over caffeine

Health officials in Canada are preparing to recall Prime Energy due to concerns over the amount of caffeine in each can.

Health Canada said that at 200mg of caffeine per can it exceeds the regulators acceptable limit of 180mg per serving and said it should not be sold.

“Further assessment is underway for similar products that have been identified as potentially non-compliant,” it said in a statement.

Prime Energy has yet to officially launch in Canada, but concerns have already been raised.

In a statement, Prime Energy said: Prime Energy contains a comparable amount of caffeine to other top selling energy drinks, all falling within the legal limit of the countries it’s sold in.

“As a brand, our top priority is consumer safety, so we welcome discussions with the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) or any other organisation regarding suggested industry changes they feel are necessary in order to protect consumers.”

It also said the packaging states it is not made for anyone under the age of 18.

The official Canadian product is expected to contain about 140mg per can once available.

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