Co-ops pull energy drinks off shelves
KUWAIT: Several cooperative societies have stopped the sale of energy drinks and removed them from the shelves after a 16-year-old boy died a few days ago after consuming such drinks. Consumer protection department have issued warnings about consuming energy drinks and referred to the health ministry’s recommendations in this regard. It asked outlets not to sell these drinks to children under the age of 16. It also asked the companies to stop ad campaigns in malls and supermarkets that involved such beverages. The 16-year-old boy died while exercising, prompting a lawyer to complain against the health ministry undersecretary and others and demanded that energy drinks should not be imported. He explained the inherent dangers about these beverages.
- Kuwait Times