POLITICS

New Brunswick Liberals propose signs to caution buyers of energy drinks

04/25/2012 02:20 EDT | Updated 06/25/2012 05:12 EDT
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Liberal Opposition has introduced a bill that would require retailers to display signs informing customers of the possible health risks from excessive consumption of energy drinks.

Health critic Bill Fraser says signs in stores would prompt people to take a closer look at the ingredients in the drinks, some of which contain high levels of caffeine.

Fraser says when he ran a convenience store in Miramichi, he would often see young people buying two or three of the drinks at a time.

The bill has not been debated in the legislature.

Last fall, the federal government announced new rules that would limit caffeine levels in energy drinks and change labelling to list ingredients.