Updated on 16 July 2013
In 2010, the FDA moved to block the addition of caffeine in alcoholic beverages, and late last year raised questions about high-caffeine ‘energy drinks' after several deaths were linked to the consumption of one brand, Monster Energy.
Mr Taylor said the FDA was especially worried about caffeine added to foods children might easily eat, and was considering whether to place limits on it.
He has called on the industry to practice voluntary restraint while the FDA studies the issue. "We hope this can be a turning point for all to prevent the irresponsible addition of caffeine to food and beverages."