Monday, November 16, 2009

FDA: Alcohol and Caffiene -Safe Together?

The FDA has contacted nearly 30 makers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages that it will look into the legality and safety of the products.

The FDA has not approved the use of caffeine in alcoholic drinks, so the drinks can only be lawfully marketed if the substance is "Generally Recognized As Safe," or GRAS. For a substance to be GRAS, there has to be evidence of it's safety.

Source here.

My question- what happens to Bourbon and Cokes? Irish Coffee? Will some be relegated to seeking out Rum and Caffeine Free Diet Coke?