Consumer group wants FDA to order warning on energy drinks

|By:, SA News Editor

Monster Beverage (MNST -0.7%) is on watch after the Center for Science in the Public Interest asks the FDA to add safety warnings on energy drinks.

The consumer group says 34 people have died in the past 10 years after drinking beverages made by MNST and other companies, although no link between consuming the beverages and the fatalities has been proven.

CSPI also wants the FDA to lower the legally allotted amount of caffeine in energy drinks to 71 mg per 12 oz., the amount permissible in colas.