FDA May Issue Last Call On Booze, Caffeine Marriage

Law360, New York (November 13, 2009, 4:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on the makers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages, the agency announced on Friday, citing safety and legal concerns.

The FDA said it had communicated with almost 30 companies that manufacture the beverages, warning them that their products would soon be under agency scrutiny.

The companies will have to furnish evidence within 30 days demonstrating why they believe the addition of caffeine to alcohol has either been sanctioned by the FDA or is recognized as safe, the agency said....
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