State seeks voluntary suspension of retail sale of caffeinated alcoholic drinks
by TONY MCGUIRE Sports Editor
FRANKFORT The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has sent a letter to manufacturers, distributors and retailers of malt beverages asking that they voluntarily discontinue the sale and distribution of caffeinated alcoholic beverages.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) last week issued a news release warning, four companies that the caffeine added to their malt alcoholic beverages is an unsafe food additive and said that further action, including seizure of their products, is possible under federal law.
It is the mission of ABC to combat underage drinking and protect the public from possible dangers, said ABC Malt Beverage Administrator Stephanie Stumbo. This voluntary action by the malt beverage industry is necessary while we await further information from the FDA on the safety of these drinks.
The four companies have been given fifteen days to respond to the FDA letter and show corrective measures they believe can address the concerns.
Among those caffeinated alcoholic drink brands targeted by the FDA are:
Core High Gravity HG Green
Core High Gravity HG Orange
Lemon Lime Core Spiked
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