Senator Schumer expresses concerns over caffeinated peanut butter

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Monday, November 9, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- There are concerns that a new brand of peanut butter could make children too caffeinated.

"Steem Peanut Butter", just launched last year, with sales mostly online and at a few small shops in the Northeast. One serving contains 170 milligrams of caffeine.

Senator Charles Schumer says that is five times more caffeine than a single can of Coke.

The developers say the caffeine is released slowly because peanut butter takes longer to digest than coffee.

Senator Schumer says he wants the FDA to investigate.