Fulton County Board Votes to Require Warnings in Stores that Sell Alcoholic Energy Drinks | Print |

At their meeting today, the Fulton County Commissioner approved a resolution that requires signage warning customers about the possible dangers of alcoholic energy drinks (AEDs) in stores that sell them.

 “While we would prefer to ban these drinks altogether, this is an important first step,” said Commissioner Pitts. “It is my hope that the State of Georgia and the federal government will take further action.”

Pitts will forward a copy of his resolution to Fulton County’s delegation in the General Assembly and to members of Congress.

The FDA today warned four companies that the caffeine added to their alcoholic malt beverages is an "unsafe food additive" and that the products named in the Warning Letters are being marketed in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Further action, including seizure of their products, is possible under federal law.