Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Harmful Toxic Chemicals in Cold and Energy Drinks, 29/11/2016

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Harmful Toxic Chemicals in Cold and Energy Drinks, 29/11/2016. Standards for carbonated beverages (non-alocoholic) have been prescribed in regulation 2.10.6 of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. Further, standards for caffeinated beverages have been made operational with effect from 04.11.2016. Tolerance limits for metal contaminants and insecticide residues, inter alia, for carbonated beverages have been prescribed in Regulations 2.1.1(2) and 2.3.1 (2) of the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011. All manufactures of carbonated beverages/energy drinks are required to comply with the standards prescribed under the Food Safety Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 and Regulations thereunder.