Great news for caffeine lovers

There's good news for those of us who enjoy their daily caffeine fix.

The European Food Safety Authority, in a recent opinion, has found that ordinary caffeine consumption is not only safe, but that recommended intake levels from all sources be 100mg more each day than FSANZ’s current – do not raise safety concerns for adults in the general population, except pregnant women (who can safely have up to 200mg a day).

The opinion represents a landmark document in the study of caffeine safety, and demonstrates that caffeine from all sources – coffee, tea, energy drinks or chocolate – should be treated identically and poses no risks to population health at normal levels of consumption. A link to the study is here, and a layman’s fact sheet is here.