Michigan Liquor Control Commission bans alcohol energy drinks

on 04/11/10 at 2:11 pm

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The Michigan Liquor Control Commission banned all alcohol energy drinks.

The commission is issuing Commission Orders to notifying manufacturers, which will then have 30 days to remove the products from the state.

The decision stemmed from several studies regarding the drinks, widespread community concerns and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s investigations, according to a release from the commission. The Commission believes the packaging directly appeals to young customers and encourages excessive consumption.

The drink Four Loko sent several young people to the hospital in recent weeks and has raised alarm across the country. Anheuser-Busch and Miller have stopped selling such beverages.

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