Wrigley pulls caffeine gum from shelves

Wrigley pulls caffeine gum from shelves

May 9, 2013 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 2:18 AM CDT

The Wrigley company is temporarily stopping production and sales of its controversial new caffeinated gum.

The move is in response to concerns from the FDA about the impact of caffeine on children and teens. Wrigley says it is removing its Alert Energy caffeine gum from store shelves to allow the government agency to develop regulations on caffeine added to food and drinks.

Each piece of the new gum contains 40 milligrams of caffeine which is equivalent to half a cup of coffee.