AGs: Crack down On Energy Drinks With Alcohol, Caffeine


The Associated Press reports that attorneys general from 28 states have asked federal regulators for stricter controls on energy drinks that contain alcohol and caffeine because of the misleading claims about the products manufacturers make. The attorneys general singled out three manufacturers: SABMiller PLC’s Miller Brewing Co. for Sparks and Sparks Plus; Anheuser-Busch Cos. for Bud Extra; and Charge Beverages of Portland, Ore., for its Liquid Charge and Liquid Core drinks.

In a recent letter to John Manfreda, the administrator of the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the attorneys general, said aggressive marketing of the drinks is aimed at young people who already buy energy drinks without alcohol.”Combining alcohol with caffeine hardly seems healthy – and that false claim is what we seek to halt,” said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, one of the signatories to the letter.


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