The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding the recall list of energy drinks. This newly includes more than 20 brands of energy drinks.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency began recalling energy drinks in July of this year for failing to ensure caffeine levels and dual-language labeling. Brands added to the new recall list include Sonic the Hedgehog, Toxic Rick and Liquid Rage. Other caffeinated energy drinks include Monster and Prime. These were on the earlier recall list.
People should not drink, supply or sell these energy drinks, the new notice said.
Health Canada has warned that high levels of caffeine in energy drinks can be harmful to health. Especially for children and women who are pregnant and breastfeeding. It also has adverse effects on those who are sensitive to caffeine and those who exercise while drinking it.
Side effects of caffeine include insomnia, restlessness, headaches and nervousness, according to the warning. However, the recall notice said that no illness has been reported so far due to consumption of these addictive drinks.
A list of problematic energy drinks is provided on the Government of Canada’s Recalls and Safety Alerts website.