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New news about alcoholic energy drinks

December 20, 2010 4:01 pm Published by Comments Off on New news about alcoholic energy drinks

A promising trend is happening across the United States — that of limiting or banning energy drinks containing alcohol. This useful, regularly updated resource from Ventura County Limits gives an overview of the issues surrounding these dangerous drinks, federal and state stances, and action taken.

Since November 17, 2010, the FDA, states, local communities and colleges are taking action themselves to either ban or restrict AEDs.

States banning/issuing a moratorium on AEDs (12)

  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • New Hampshire
  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • California
  • Ohio

Distributors/retailers that have agreed to voluntarily stop selling AED

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • Maine

States that have reclassified AEDs as distilled spirits, reducing their availability and increasing their taxes

  • Montana

States that require retailers to place AEDs with beer & wine (and not with energy drinks)

  • Virginia

States that have asked distributors to voluntarily end sales

  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky

States that have asked retailers to voluntarily end sales and remove stock

  • Connecticut
  • Texas

States where a retail association has called for a ban of AEDs and recommended its members discontinue their sale

  • Indiana

States that are investigating/considering bans on AEDs (through administrative action and/or legislation)

  • Arkansas
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina

States requesting Health Department to pull products from retail shelves immediately

  • Maryland

States allowing retailers to return AED products for refunds to wholesalers

  • North Carolina