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Four Loko: Does FDA’s caffeinated alcoholic beverage ban go too far?

23 Nov Posted by in Tweet Posts | Comments

Bing Energy Drink
energy drink
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Not an energy shot, but a interesting new drink that was used during The Great Energy Shot Experiment

Four Loko: Does FDA’s caffeinated alcoholic beverage ban go too far?
The Food and Drug Administration has told four manufacturers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages, including the makers of Four Loko, to remove the caffeine from their drinks.
Read more on The Christian Science Monitor

State clamps ban on Four Loko, related drinks
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission filed an emergency regulation Thursday prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine as an added ingredient — essentially banning the drink Four Loko and other so-called alcoholic energy drinks.
Read more on Gloucester Daily Times

Argonaut Won’t Sell Alcoholic Energy Drinks
There’s a warning to the makers of alcoholic energy drinks. The Food and Drug Administration says the combination of caffeine and alcohol in the drinks can be dangerous.
Read more on CBS4 Denver

Alcoholic energy drink ban is expected from federal government
Caffeine expected to be pegged as an unsafe food additive to the drinks
Read more on New Orleans Times-Picayune