Sen. Blumenthal Calls on FDA to Get Powdered Caffeine Off Shelves

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    U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal wants the federal Food and Drug Administration to bar powdered caffeine from store shelves and he is taking on the issue again today.

    The FDA issued a warning after the death of an Ohio teenager, telling people to avoid powdered pure caffeine, but Blumenthal said it is easily available in bulk bags and containers online.

    One teaspoon of powdered caffeine is equal to 25 cups of coffee, according to an NBC report.

    Today, Blumenthal, a Democrat will be on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University and call on the FDA officials to consider regulatory action.

    Sarah Michaud, director of Drug and Alcohol Resource Center at Southern Connecticut State University, will join Blumenthal at the Adanti Student Center at 11:45 a.m.

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