Monster energy drink linked to death
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 3:39p.m.
An energy drink sold in New Zealand has been linked to deaths in the United States.
Monster Beverage Corporation, who make the drink Monster, are being sued by the family of a 14-year-old girl who died after she consumed two large cans of Monster Energy Drink in 24 hours.
However, executive director of the Juice and Beverage Association Kerry Tyack says New Zealand has tight regulations that prevent dangerous products being sold here.
“There are extensive regulations that come under the constituent ingredients in the drink and in labelling claims that are made around all products, and energy drinks fall into those categories,” he says.
The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of five deaths associated with Monster's drinks – a link Monster denies.
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8/04/2013 6:50:05 p.m.
I can't believe kids are allowed to drink this stuff. Its disgusting. Where is the age limit? Shall we sell cigarettes to children aswell? Anyone who thinks a child is capable of making an informed decision when it comes to these energy drinks needs their heads read!
24/01/2013 2:08:10 p.m.
people need to take responsibility for their own actions-monster didnt force their drink down that girls throat, she chose to buy and consume more than recommended and now monster gets a bad wrap! not on!
24/10/2012 2:35:21 a.m.
most energy drinks say don't drink more than 500ml. don't be an idiot
23/10/2012 10:48:17 p.m.
I saw a group of young kids probably aged between six and ten, each with a big can of Mother energy drink. Honestly, there should be an age restriction on energy drinks because young kids just seem to think that drinking this sort of stuff is "cool".
23/10/2012 9:58:05 p.m.
Who cares Americans would sue their own company if it was going to make them money!!
There is nothing wrong with MONSTER
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