Monster Energy, a leading name in the energy drink industry, is coming under fire for claims that large daily quantities of its products are perfectly safe for adolescents and adults, according to The New York Times.
The industry is under particular scrutiny since promotional slogans touting the claim that Monster Energy consumers “can never get too much of a good thing” provide a stark contrast to a Food and Drug Administration report that the deaths of five people since 2009 may be linked to these very drinks.
Dennis J. Herrera, the city attorney of San Francisco, is citing a section of California state law in his action against the company that “makes it illegal for a company to make false or misleading advertising claims that purport to be based on fact or clinical data.”
Herrera “asserted that Monster Beverage, through its advertising and marketing claims, had encouraged ‘unsafe and irresponsible consumption of its products,'” writes Barry Meier. Read the full details here:
Steve Crandall, a top-rated medical malpractice attorney throughout Ohio and Kentucky, believes that oversight is in the future of the energy drink industry.
“Energy drinks are just now coming under scrutiny for their advertising, who they target as users, and the amount of caffeine in their products,” says Crandall. “Drinks like Monster Energy, and others like it, can be bought by anyone – even those too young and immature to realize their potential dangers.”
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