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What’s in Your Drink? TTB Takes a Step Toward Alcohol Labeling


How many calories are in a bottle of beer? How much alcohol is there in a shot of whiskey? How many serving are in a bottle of wine? Consumers would probably be hard-pressed to know the answers to these questions. Fortunately, that may soon change.  Late last month, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade… Continue Reading

Seven Arizona Inmates in ICU: Botulism Suspected

Seven inmates at the Arizona State Prison Complex Eymen were hospitalized with symptoms of botulism this weekend, announced the Pinal County Health Department Monday. Homemade alcohol, or prison “hooch,” is the suspected source of the illnesses. Five of the prisoners fell ill on Saturday, according to the health department, and two more began exhibiting symptoms… Continue Reading

Cell-Made Hootch Sickens 12 Utah Inmates with Botulism

A dozen inmates at the Utah State Prison are being treated for potentially deadly botulism after drinking alcohol made in a jail cell, state health officials say. Eight of the 12 prisoners, including three who are in critical condition, are being treated at a hospital near the state prison at Draper, UT, about 20 miles… Continue Reading

Calorie Cover-up on Chain Restaurant Menus

The public has until July 5 to tell the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require chain restaurants to disclose the amount of calories in beer, wine, and spirits, beverages that play a significant factor in America’s battle of the bulge. In an effort to help consumers maintain a healthy weight and reduce health care… Continue Reading

Energy Drinks and Alcohol Still a Risky Mix

In the wake of regulatory threats against the makers of alcoholic energy drinks, some are calling for further scrutiny of nonalcoholic energy drinks promoted as mixers for alcohol.  Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission told the four biggest manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks the caffeine in their beverages was… Continue Reading