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The Feds Abruptly Reverse Their Decision On Powdered Alcohol


Just yesterday we posted about the wonder of Palcohol powdered alcohol. It is clearly a product ripe for abuse, and the amazing part was that it had been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for sale in the US. It looks like that approval may have been a mistake, but not for the reasons you might think.

According to CNNMoney, an email from the agency’s director of congressional and public affairs, Tom Hogue, said the approval was “in error.” Palchol has responded indicating that it’s just a labelling issue, not a problem with the product itself.

“We have been in touch with the TTB and there seemed to be a discrepancy on our fill level, how much powder is in the bag. There was a mutual agreement for us to surrender the labels,” says a statement on the Palcohol site. “This doesn’t mean that Palcohol isn’t approved. It just means that these labels aren’t approved. We will re-submit labels. We don’t have an expected approval date as label approval can vary widely.”

Waiting for government approval of anything can take awhile, so we’d best all sit back, grab a standard old glass of our favorite beverage, and wait to see if Palcohol will make it through another round of federal and state approvals.

(via Consumerist)


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