The company behind the flavored malt beverage Four Loko has agreed to stop selling caffeinated alcoholic drinks and to restrict social media-based marketing of its products to those 21 and older. Phusion Projects LLC of Chicago was responding to 20 state attorneys general and the City of San Francisco, which had alleged that its products…

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 …