Regulator reverses approval of powdered alcohol

palcoholA federal agency that had originally approved a new powdered alcohol product reversed its position Monday.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol’s powdered vodka, rum, and other cocktails “in error,” Tom Hogue, the agency’s director of congressional and public affairs, said in an email. The agency has not responded to any further questions.

The company that makes Palcohol — Tempe, Ariz.-based Lipsmark LLC — said that “there seemed to be a discrepancy [about] how much powder” is in the packets, which are meant to be mixed with water.

Lipsmark said that it will resubmit the product for approval.

A package of Palcohol weighs just an ounce, making it much more portable than a bottle or flask of liquor. Critics argue that the product is potentially dangerous.

The Palcohol website originally suggested that consumers bring it into college football stadiums and concerts. It also proposed adding the powder to food, recommending combinations such as vodka and eggs.

via Regulator reverses approval of powdered alcohol – Apr. 21, 2014.

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  1. Reblogged this on 002joewillie and commented:
    is this from 4/1 or 4/21!(4/20) after effect! cant wait 2 C no snorting alcohol law stuck inside no distractive driving law, initiated by MADDD&BSG coalition outlawing any pretty woman or hunky dudes(tolerance and such) from ever being on a sidewalk or top down convertible. or even
    some idiot 50% tax increase on all things smoking!! more tax base ,if also
    all alcohol, firearms and byproducts of either. 50% increase for public and 90% for all elected officials. who else is the ATT&T in bed with?maybe the NRA lobbyists/Buttwipers Support Group(my apologies to the2 not from BSG that are infiltrators from the MADDD; Lipsmark Coalition) tax any firearms manufactured after 1900, retroactive to 1901, flat rate 1 million$ ea gun and & 100 million for each single ammo. NRA can have their civil war guns , just going to cost at least $101 million sales tax for 1 gun and 1 bullet to pay down debt for being self centered and socially retarded for 2 centuries . elected office healthcare plan to follow .Enjoy the day


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