Energy Drinks Chain Law

Original Language Title: Enerģijas dzērienu aprites likums

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law of circulation of energy drinks in article 1. Energy drinks energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages intended for use without a transformation in which the total quantity of caffeine exceeds 150/l and which contain at least one or more of the stimulant or tonic substances (for example, taurine, inositol, Guarana is a alkoloīd, Ginkgo extract). Energy drinks can contain other food ingredients according to the laws and regulations on food requirements. 2. article. The purpose of the Act, a law designed to protect human health from the energy drink of the adverse effect on the organism. 3. article. Energy drinks (1) circulation of energy drinks banned from sale to persons under 18 years, and these people may not buy them. To verify the purchaser's age, the retailer is obliged to request the buyer shall present an identity document. After the retailer or the supervisory and control body of the request, the buyer is obliged to certify your person and age on presentation of an identity document. (2) retail sales of energy drinks is prohibited on the premises of the educational institution and the territory. (3) a Person who is under 18 years, banned energy drinks offer free tasting, as a gift or as compensation for the purchase of other goods or services. (4) energy drinks retail outlets for sale placed aloof from other foods so as to be easily identifiable. Point of sale places: "high caffeine content. Not recommended for children and pregnant women, or women who are breastfeeding. " (5) it is prohibited to involve energy drinks to persons under 18 years. 4. article. Energy drink advertising restrictions and the information to be included in advertising (1) energy drink advertising contained information that warns the public about energy drinks overuse of negative impacts. Such information must, at least 10 percent of the ads in question. (2) the first paragraph of this article provide the information at the bottom of the advertisement with black letters on a white background, and the letter size must be such that the inscription of the most busy technically part of the text area provided. (3) energy drink ads or with energy drinks related audio and audiovisual commercial communication shall be prohibited to target persons under 18 years, as well as the use of that person's energy drink advertising or with the energy drink-related audio and audiovisual commercial communication. (4) energy drinks associated audio and audiovisual commercial communication shall be prohibited in the electronic media in programmes designed for persons under 18 years, before such images or post them as well as these drinks are forbidden in the press, advertising aimed at persons under the age of 18. (5) energy drinks banned in advertising to give the impression that energy drinks are used: 1) participating in sports competitions, individual or organized activities for the conservation of physical health or improvement, or relief in thirst; 2) along with alcoholic beverages. (6) energy drink advertising is prohibited in educational establishments and to this authority buildings and structures. The law takes effect June 1, 2016. The Parliament adopted the law of 21 January 2016. The President of the Parliament instead of the President i. Mūrniec Riga 2016 February 5.