alcoholic energy drink

As of last week, the popular alcoholic energy drink Four Loko has met its demise.  The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter on Nov. 17 to manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks stating that they found the combination of caffeine and alcohol in these drinks to be “unsafe.”

Not a surprising outcome when you consider …

The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday warned four companies that the caffeine blended into their malt-alcohol beverages is an “unsafe food additive” and threatened to take action, including seizure of their products, to halt the sale of the drinks.

A similar warning was issued by the Federal Trade Commission, which said marketing such beverages “may …

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to rule this week that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic beverages, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Tuesday.

The agency’s ruling will effectively prohibit the sale of controversial alcoholic energy drinks in the United States.  Schumer also announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans…

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), chairwoman of the FDA and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, yesterday joined the chorus of lawmakers and public health officials calling for a serious look at alcoholic energy drinks, which have become extremely popular with young adults.

A recent slew of incidents involving Four Loko, a flavored, caffeinated malt liquor beverage widely known …

Michigan has joined Utah in banning the sale of alcohol drinks infused with caffeine and other stimulants.

The Michigan state Liquor Control Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to prohibit the sale of a long list of products that includes Phusion Projects Four Loko blends, United Brands Co. Joose and Max drinks, and Jack Daniels Country Cocktail. …