(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Kansas Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has rescinded the approval of all alcohol energy drinks. Suppliers and distributors of alcohol energy drinks are being notified about the change.
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration found caffeine is not safe when added to alcoholic liquor and warned manufacturers of such alcoholic energy drinks to immediately correct the situation.
The following products are no longer legal for sale or distribution in Kansas
- Four Loko, all flavors
- Four Maxed, all flavors
- Joose, all flavors
- Max, all flavors
A typical alcohol energy drink is 24 ounces and has 12 percent alcohol content. It’s almost 3 to 4 times the alcohol content of a 12 ounce beer.
Officials say liquor stores are expected to pull the product off shelves immediately. They'll have to be picked up by distributors by December 1, 2010.