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What FDA regulations are on coffee?

The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) regulates coffee primarily in terms of its safety, labeling, and additives. Here are some key aspects:

1. **Safety**: The FDA ensures that coffee products meet safety standards in terms of cleanliness, hygiene, and absence of contaminants. This includes monitoring the presence of mycotoxins, pesticides, and other potentially harmful substances.

2. **Labeling**: Coffee products must adhere to FDA regulations regarding labeling. This includes accurately listing ingredients, nutritional information (if applicable), and any potential allergens.

3. **Additives**: The FDA regulates the use of additives in coffee, such as flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. Additives must be approved as safe for consumption, and their use must be within specified limits.

4. **Caffeine**: While caffeine is a natural component of coffee, the FDA monitors its levels, especially in products like energy drinks and supplements where caffeine content can be higher than in regular coffee. The FDA has guidelines for caffeine intake and may take action if products exceed these limits or pose health risks.

5. **Imports**: The FDA also regulates imported coffee to ensure it meets the same safety and labeling standards as domestically produced coffee.

Overall, the FDA's regulations on coffee aim to protect consumer health and ensure transparency in product labeling and ingredients.


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