The Moral Panic Continues
The Food and Drug Administration will rule that caffeine is an unsafe substance to add to alcoholic beverages, “effectively making products such as Four Loko, Joose, and others like them, prohibited for sale in the United States,” according to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). In addition, the Federal Trade Commission plans to notify companies making the product that “they are engaged in the potential illegal marketing of unsafe alcoholic drinks,” Schumer said in a statement.
“Let these rulings serve as a warning to anyone who tried to peddle dangerous and toxic brews to our children. Do it and we will shut you down,” Schumer said. “This ruling should be the nail in the coffin of these dangerous and toxic drinks. Parents should be able to rest a little easier knowing that soon their children won’t have access to this deadly brew.”
Irish coffee? Rum & Coke? Jagerbombs? Get ’em while you still can, I guess.