Alcopop Ban Shows FDA Willing To Flex Muscles

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 6:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's use of warning letters to effectively ban caffeinated booze should serve as a wake-up call to food and beverage companies that the agency plans to come down hard and swiftly in response to consumer calls for action, attorneys say.

Though the FDA targeted only four companies when it sent letters Nov. 17 warning against mixing caffeine and alcohol, the broad language of the letters effectively put the entire industry on notice, according to Philip N. Yannella, a mass tort and...
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