Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Four Loko news; Can it avoid an FDA ban?

From the Christian Science Monitor (neither christian nor scientific)

Four Loko: Can it avoid an FDA ban?

The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko said Tuesday it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the Food and Drug Administration is poised to ban it.
Holy shit.

Phusion Projects said in a statement posted on its website that the company will remove caffeine and two other ingredients from its products going forward.
So, it's just going to be Loko? Since there will be no more Four.

The FDA ruling "should be the nail in the coffin of these dangerous and toxic drinks," Sen. Chuck Schumer, who has pushed the Obama administration to ban the beverages, said Tuesday.
Technically, alcohol is poison, so yes, it's a toxic drink.

It's a sad day for liquor.

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