Energy Drink Sales Act



Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:



1                  The following definition applies in this Act.


“energy drink” means a carbonated beverage that exceeds a caffeine content of 71 milligrams per 355 millilitre serving which may contain substances such as taurine, glucuronolactone and other stimulants and vitamins, marketed for the specific purpose of providing real or perceived enhanced physiological or performance effects. (boisson énergisante)



2                  The purpose of this Act is to respond to a public health problem of substantial and pressing concern and, in particular,


(a)          to protect the health of New Brunswickers and avoid adverse health effects,


(b)          to enhance public awareness of the hazards of energy drink use by ensuring the effective communication of pertinent information to consumers of energy drinks, and


(c)          to protect the health of young persons by warning of the greater risks of adverse health effects among young people using energy drinks.



3                  Every person who sells or offers for sale energy drinks shall display signs in the manner, place, form and size prescribed by regulation and with such content relating to the sale of energy drinks and the hazards of energy drink use prescribed by regulation.



4                  The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing the manner, place, form, size and content of signs to be displayed where energy drinks are sold, penalties for non-compliance and all other matters relevant to the carrying out of this Act.



5                  This Act or any provision of it comes into force on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.