REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
AMENDING ARTICLE 2 OF LAW ON FOOD No VIII-1608 AND SUPPLEMENTING THE LAW WITH ARTICLE 6¹
15 May 2014 No XII-885
Article 1. Amendment of Article 2
Article 2 shall be supplemented with paragraph 20 as follows:
“20. Energy drink shall mean a non-alcoholic beverage containing caffeine, from whatever source, in a proportion in excess of 150 mg/l or caffeine in a proportion in excess of 150 mg/l in presence with one or more substances which stimulate the central nervous system (glucuronolactone, inositol, guarana alkaloids, ginsenosides, ginkgo extract, taurine, etc.). Energy drinks may also contain carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, food additives, fruit juices and plant extracts.”
Article 2. Supplementation of the Law with Article 6¹
The Law shall be supplemented with Article 6¹ as follows:
“Article 6¹. Restrictions on the Sale of Specific Foodstuffs
It shall be prohibited to sell, purchase or otherwise transfer energy drinks to persons under the age of 18. The salespersons of energy drinks shall have the right to and, when doubts arise that a person is younger than the age of 18, must require from a person purchasing the energy drinks to present a document proving his identity. Should such a person fail to show a document proving his identity, the salespersons of energy drinks must refuse to sell him the energy drinks.”
Article 3. Entry into Force and Implementation of the Law
1. This Law, except for paragraph 2 of this Article, shall enter into force on 1 November 2014.
2. The Government of the Republic of Lithuania or an institution authorised by it shall, by 31 October 2014, adopt legal acts implementing this Law.
I promulgate this Law passed by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ