Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announced the passage of legislation today prohibiting the sale of pure caffeine powder in Ohio. 

“This legislation follows a terrible and unnecessary tragedy,” said Manning. “Senate Bill 7 is about protecting consumers, especially our kids, from the high risk of a lethal caffeine overdose."

Logan Stiner, 18, of LaGrange, Ohio died in May 2014 from a lethal dose of caffeine just days before his high school graduation.   

Following Logan’s death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about powdered pure caffeine. These products, sold in pure, powdered form, are essentially 100 percent caffeine and classified as unregulated dietary supplements.

According to the FDA, a single teaspoon of pure caffeine powder has roughly the same amount of caffeine as 25 cups of coffee. One-sixteenth of a teaspoon, which is the recommended serving, is equivalent to six 12 oz. caffeinated colas.

The legislation preserves the current business functions of food and drink manufacturers licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and laboratories licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy as a Category III terminal distributor of dangerous drugs.

Senate Bill 7 will now go to the House of Representative for further consideration. 

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