Buzz Kill: FDA Cracks Down on Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 17:00 in Mathematics & Economics

Caffeinated alcoholic beverages such as Four Loko and Joose are being removed from store shelves amidst concerns over their powerful stimulant-sedative combination. Now the federal government is weighing in on these party drinks , saying they are unsafe and should not be marketed to young people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday sent lengthy warning letters to four makers of such caffeinated alcoholic beverages--Charge Beverages Corp., New Century Brewing Co., LLC, Phusion Projects, LLC and United Brands Company Inc.--informing these companies that their products are being marketed in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). [More]

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