Reporters Craig Schneider and Katie Leslie are working on a story about caffeinated alcohol beverages and they are looking for parents who may be concerned about those drinks. Four Loko is an example of this type of drink. Here is a story on the drinks.
The CABs are often marketed to young drinkers, are fruity tasting and have “youthful” packaging. The FDA is targeting these products as unsafe and on Wednesday told Four Loko and three other makers of similar products to stop distributing the drinks within two weeks. The agency considers them unsafe and possibly illegal.
If you are a parent concerned about these caffeinated alcohol beverages, please contact Katie at kleslie@ajc or 404-526-5969. Their deadline is today.
We can also discuss the drinks here. Is your college student or young adult drinking Four Loko or similar drinks? What are the affects of the drink? Do you think the FDA should be involved? Should it be pulled? Should it be illegal?
– by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso, Momania blog