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2013-11-07 16:28:39

Alcohol Justice Demands Diageo Keep Red Stripe "Burst" Out of U.S. Market SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Jamaican-based Diageo representative, Erin Mitchell, has admitted that a youth-oriented, alcopop product is being tested on the 18-24 year old market in Jamaica and is being considered for United States distribution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/DC41105LOGO) With a shocking display of truth rarely seen among alcohol producers, the...

2013-02-20 12:27:03

Letter to Treasury Secretary-Designate Jack Lew Cites Recent Federal Trade Commission Order as Setting the Stage for Final Action WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than thirty years after first urging the federal government to require meaningful labeling on alcoholic beverages, a coalition of consumer advocacy and public interest groups is appealing to incoming Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to make 2013 the year in which the Treasury Department issues final rules...

2011-10-26 16:57:00

Alcohol Justice Demands Better Deal for Public Safety SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Industry watchdog Alcohol Justice (formerly Marin Institute) initiated a national call-to-action today, asking the public health community to oppose a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) insider deal with Phusion Projects, LLC over their dangerous supersized alcopop Four Loko. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/DC41105LOGO) "The FTC agreement with Phusion is a license...

FTC Tells Maker Of Four Loko To Change Labels
2011-10-04 05:27:06

Four Loko, a supersized malt beverage made by Phusion Projects, LLC, is accused by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misinformation on their labels. Phusion advertises Four Loko as being the alcoholic equivalent of one or two beers, but because the drink is in a 23½ ounce can, it is actually equivalent to about four to five beers, according to Reuters. Recently Four Loko had the caffeine removed from its ingredients. David Vladeck, the director of the FTC´s Bureau of...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, the beer industry has continued its declines and lost 1.9% to total 2.8 billion cases. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2011 Beer Handbook, continued declines in the Light segment continue to contribute to the overall losses in the industry. This segment has seen declines amongst its core brands and is only seeing pockets of growth from newly introduced line extensions. Despite the...

2008-10-23 18:00:17

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company applauds the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (NLCC) for adopting a rule that codifies Nebraska's longstanding practice of following federal standards when it comes to classifying beer. After a public comment period that began on July 31, 2008, the Commission upheld Nebraska's logical classification of flavored malt beverages as beer. Flavored malt beverages, which are malt based...

2008-10-01 09:00:28

By Lisa Riley Roche Deseret News Starting today, retail sales of flavored malt beverages will come to a halt in Utah -- at least for now. A new provision in state law that takes effect today mandates that grocery and convenience stores stop selling so-called "alcopops" -- like Mike's Hard Lemonade -- that are brewed like beer but flavored to taste like sweet, liquor-based mixed drinks. But before the products can be moved to state liquor store shelves as required, they must meet new...

2008-09-25 15:00:39

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Fred Jones, Esq., of California Coalition on Alcopops and Youth, +1-530-887-9944 (office), +1-916-768-6060 (cell) Bill Increases Marketing 1200% to Youth, Girls SACRAMENTO,Calif.,Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coalition on Alcopops and Youthappealed to Governor Schwarzenegger today to veto AB 1245, which would increase the industry's marketing and promotional item limits for "freebies" by 1200 percent. This diverse, broad-based coalition...

2008-08-01 03:00:24

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 1--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what Nebraska decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, according to a national alcohol policy consultant. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. "They're starter beverages," Mosher said Thursday. "It's a way to drink...

2008-07-31 21:00:28

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 31--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, a national alcohol policy consultant said today. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. But Marc Sorini, with the Flavored Malt...