Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dangerous alcoholic energy drinks will soon be off store shelves in America

Thank you for helping to make this happen!

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, officials from the Federal Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau took unprecedented action by notifying four producers of alcoholic energy drinks that their products were adulterated and constituted a "public health concern". They were deemed unsafe because of the addition of caffeine as a stimulant. The companies were given 15 days to respond or face product seizure.

We are happy to report that the four producers, Phusion Projects, United Brands, Charge Beverages and New Century Brewing have stopped shipping the seven different products that according to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy were "designed, branded and promoted to encourage binge drinking

It is time for advocates to take a moment to celebrate this great victory and give thanks to federal officials who listened to us and acted to protect the public health and safety. The marin Institute would like our help in thanking the federal legislators.

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