|Public Act 099-0050|
|SB0009 Enrolled||LRB099 04051 JLK 24069 b|
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Powdered Caffeine Control and Education Act.
The General Assembly finds that the
United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning
concerning powdered pure caffeine that companies market to
consumers. The powder, often sold in bulk, is nearly 100% pure
caffeine. Caffeine powder is easily purchased online,
including on websites that sell vitamins and supplements.
Because the product is unregulated by the United States Food
and Drug Administration, health experts indicate that it is
nearly impossible to know what dose of caffeine an individual
is consuming, even if the powder is measured carefully. While
caffeine in small quantities is generally not dangerous for
human consumption, large quantities of caffeine can be
extremely dangerous, even fatal. The American Academy of
Pediatrics discourages the consumption of caffeine and related
stimulants by children and adolescents.
The purpose of this Act is to ban the
sale of powdered pure caffeine to minors within the State in