CA Tries Again To Age-Restrict Workout Supplement Sales, MA On Energy Drinks
Massachusetts legislation proposes age-restricting energy drink sales and says violating parties will face fines between $50 and $250. California bill would prohibit sales of weight loss and workout products to minors, as is already proposed in New York and Massachusetts.
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MA and NY lawmakers propose prohibiting sales to consumers under 18 of supplements, OTC drugs for weight loss and muscle building and imposing $2,000 fines for violations. Supplement industry trade groups say the laws would not help solve eating disorders but would hammer retailers.
Legislators want energy drink makers to rein in their marketing and labeling practices, while pressing FDA and FTC to use existing regulatory authority against the products. History suggests legislation in this area would be hard-pressed to gain traction.