New York is among 20 states that have reached agreement with the makers of the fruit flavored malt beverages Four Loko, meant to ensure marketing through social media isn’t aimed at underage drinkers.
The move comes as products like Cracker Jack’d Cocoa Java Power Bites – a caffeinated version of the popular snack – and a new caffeinated gum by Wrigley called “Alert Energy” hit store shelves.
Jonathan Stewart was indicted Tuesday on predatory sexual assault, rape and other charges.
Four Loko’s label already disclosed the percentage of alcohol in the drink. The new labels will name the amount of alcohol a can of Four Loko contains and compare it to the amount in regular beer.
You may have heard of “alcopops.” They’re carbonated fruit drinks with an alcoholic punch. Kids are breaking the law to get their hands on them, but the New York City Health Department is stepping in to try to stop that from happening.
Distributors stopped selling the controversial alcoholic energy drink Four Loko, but the drink is still driving New York lawmakers nuts.
A New Jersey man who says he suffered permanent heart damage after drinking the alcohol- and caffeine-laced Four Loko beverage is suing its manufacturer.
“It was horrific she passed out,” said Principal Donna Valentine of Stamford H.S. “She was freezing. It was 27 degrees out. If we had not gotten to her it wouldve been fatal.”
The principal at Stamford High and her staff rushed to the aid of a freshman girl who had been left by her teen drinking buddies before the start of school Wednesday.
Police in northern New Jersey say they’ve arrested three women for selling the alcohol energy drink Four Loko to undercover officers.
Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein said his office was able to purchase drinks like Four Loko online. He said sites were charging up to seven dollars per can by advertising them as collector’s items.
The Food and Drug Administration says major brands of caffeinated alcoholic drinks should be off store shelves by mid-December.
After the recent firestorm surrounding the alcoholic energy drink some call “blackout in a can,” there is increased scrutiny on the sale of beverage to teenagers.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to four manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks, saying the caffeine added to their beverages is an “unsafe food additive.”
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 FDA is poised to ban it.