I looked at this statement thinking at first I was crazy…
“In a letter released today, the Attorney Generals of 29 states have
asked the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to expand its
efforts to prevent misleading health-related statements from being made
in connection with alcoholic energy drinks and to investigate the
formulation of alcoholic energy drinks to determine whether they are
properly classified as malt beverages under federal law.”
I’m always amazed that some things actually get questioned. You’d
think it was pure common sense that alcoholic drinks mixed with energy
enhancing ingredients wouldn’t be a good idea. Frankly it never
occurred to me that anybody would try and make a health related claim.
On the other hand the Attorneys General nailed it when they said…
“We believe that alcoholic energy drinks constitute a serious health
and safety risk for America’s youth,” said the Attorneys General in
today’s letter. They listed a number of products and advertisements
that “warrant investigation and possible enforcement action … because
they contain misleading health-related claims regarding the products’
effects, in violation of federal regulations.”
It’s quite disturbing that drinks like this can even make it to the market. Who at the top wants to do this to kids anyway to make a quick buck? Never mind… I don’t actually want to know.
For a copy of the letter, see
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