San Francisco Pushes Monster For Proof Of Beverages' Safety

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The top attorney for the city of San Francisco asked Monster Beverage Corp. on Wednesday to provide proof that its energy drinks are safe for teenagers, pointing to recently released federal records linking the products to five deaths.

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter to Monster CEO Rodney Sacks requesting evidence for the company's purported claims that adolescents can safely drink as much as three 16-ounce Monster cans or two 24-ounce Monster cans in one day.

He gave the company 30 days to provide the requested information. If Monster fails to send Herrera the information in that time...

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