Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Energy drinks inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Report in preparation. If you would like to send a submission please contact Committee staff.

Scope of the inquiry

The Science and Technology Committee launches an inquiry into the consumption of energy drinks.

Research has shown that young people in the UK consume more energy drinks than those in other European countries, with total consumption in the UK increasing by 185% between 2006 and 2015.

Terms of reference: Energy drinks

Latest evidence

  • 10 Jul 2018 - Energy drinks - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF264 KB) HC 821 | Published 16 Jul 2018

    Evidence given by Andrew Taylor, Regulatory Policy Executive, Committees of Advertising Practice, Dr John Thompson, The Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT), Dr Kevin Hargin, Head of Food Hygiene and Animal Health Policy Unit, Food Standards Agency, Dr Ashley Roberts, Senior Vice President, Food and Nutrition Group, Intertek, and adviser to Monster Energy Company, and Sam Pontrelli, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Monster Energy; Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, and Jenny Oldroyd, Deputy Director, Obesity, Food and Nutrition, Department of Health and Social Care

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