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.
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.
The announcement came as the FDA is expected to find as early as Wednesday that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]alcoholic [COLOR=blue ! important]drinks[/COLOR][/COLOR]
That finding essentially would ban Four Loko and other drinks like it.
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.
I have no problem with making them safer, but to ban them because people are idiots and drink them underage.
What, they going to show up to the bar and tell me I can not have my red bull and vodka or monster and jager (just kidding, I hate the second one)
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