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FDA Questions Safety of Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks
Date:11/13/2009

Companies asked to show proof of safety and lawfulness of selling such beverages

FRIDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials said Friday that they plan to look into the safety and legality of making and selling popular alcohol drinks that contain caffeine.

Prompted by a request from several states' attorneys general, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given 30 manufacturers of such drinks 30 days to show the agency why their products are safe and under what authority they think they can sell those products.

"The agency has asked manufacturers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages to provide FDA with the data necessary to demonstrate that caffeine can be safely and lawfully added to alcoholic beverages," FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said during a morning teleconference.

"The agency is not aware of the basis upon which manufacturers have concluded that the use of caffeine added to alcoholic beverages is 'generally recognized as safe,'" he added.

These high-octane drinks are popular on college campuses, with previous research suggesting up to 26 percent of students consume the beverages, according to an FDA news release.

Currently, the FDA has approved caffeine only as an addition to soft drinks, Sharfstein noted. The U.S. Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau oversees the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, but that agency only requires that alcoholic beverages contain ingredients that satisfy FDA requirements, the FDA news release noted.

Concerns about these drinks was raised after companies such as Miller and Anheuser-Busch began selling such products, drinks that were graced with names that included "Spykes" and "Sparks." Attorneys general in several states sued the companies, and last year both companies agreed to stop selling these products, Sharfstein said.

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