Spanish authorities have seized ingredients hidden in sewers and trash bins that were used to make mojitos at a tourist hot spot.

La Guardia Civil carried out controls on beaches of the Barcelona coast in recent weeks and identified 18 people involved with making and selling the alcoholic cocktail. The drinks were made with ingredients…

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…

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…

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 …

In the spring it was an Applebee’s near Detroit and this summer it’s a Chili’s restaurant outside of Denver. They are recent examples of how busy bartenders, names for children’s drinks too easily confused with those for adults, and staff miscommunication led to alcohol being served up to minors.

In the most recent case in …

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.

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In an effort to help consumers maintain a healthy weight and reduce health care …

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 …

Attorneys general from more than a dozen states are calling on Pabst, maker of the new highly alcoholic flavored drink “Blast,” to take the dangerous punch out of its product.

In a letter to Pabst CEO Charles Metropoulos, the attorneys general of 17 states, plus the city of San Francisco, demanded that the company reduce…

Our one year anniversary is quickly approaching here at Food Safety News, and despite the fact that we’ve only met in person twice during the last year we’ve held 2 successful virtual picnics–one on Memorial Day and one on the 4th of July.  As summer comes to a close, we’re hosting another virtual picnic. 

It’s Memorial Day. A day set aside for Americans to honor the U.S. men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces.

Because Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May, it’s also considered the unofficial start-date for picnic and barbeque season.

Many companies host picnics and potlucks for their employees

The era immediately before Prohibition is chronicled by countless historians as a turning point in cocktail creativity–many of America’s most famous alcoholic drinks, such as the margarita, were originated during this time.  Various unorthodox ingredients were used, and an unlikely one became quite popular: raw egg.  Many popular cocktails of the time–pisco sours, a myriad …