Countdown is set to stop selling energy drinks to people under 16

Publish Date
Friday, 26 July 2019, 5:12PM
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Countdown has announced that they will soon be putting age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks to people under the age of 16. 

The move comes after a similar rule in the UK, where supermarkets Sainsbury's, Aldi, Asda and Waitrose ask customers for ID to prove they are 16 when buying energy drinks. 

Countdown made the move to help their customers make a healthier choice at the store. 

"Energy drinks are one of a range of initiatives we're looking at to help our customers make healthier choices in our stores. The UK restriction has been on our radar for some time so it's only natural that we consider this here," head of communications Kate Porter said, according to Stuff.

The Ministry of Health does not recommend energy drinks or energy shots for young people because of the caffeine and sugar content.