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November 18, 2012
As the FDA stated, ‘the existence of an adverse event report does not necessarily mean that the product identified in the report actually caused the adverse event’.
A statement from Red Bull • Regarding a filing by the FDA on Friday revealing the company — much like Monster, Rockstar and 5-Hour Energy, who faced similar FDA filings earlier in the week — had seen its product associated with so-called “adverse events,” such as illness, that happened after a person consumed the beverage. Unlike Monster and 5-Hour Energy, Red Bull was not in any way associated with any deaths — rather, 21 reports of hospitalization for health problems such as heart issues and vomiting. And to be clear, the FDA’s reports in all cases do not claim the the beverages were the direct cause, and do not take into account outside factors, such as pre-existing conditions. All listed companies claim their products are safe.
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November 15, 2012
20:31 // 1 year ago
February 16, 2012

Study: Common sweetener in organic food tied to high arsenic levels

  • the research Extremely high levels of arsenic have been found in food products such as infant formulas, organic cereal bars and energy shot drinks. These are foods that use organic brown rice syrup (a common substitute for high fructose corn syrup) as a sweetener and main ingredient. The impact of such concentrated levels of arsenic might cause more damage to babies than scientists realize.
  • the damage Arsenic has been known to cause cancer, chronic diseases and developmental defects. According to the article, “one of the infant formulas tested contained twice the inorganic arsenic allowed in drinking water … one cereal bar contained 12 times the legal limit for drinking water.” Research has been done for arsenic levels in drinking water, but little is known about levels found in food. source

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19:11 // 2 years ago
November 6, 2010
Four Loko banned in Michigan: Get your blackouts somewhere else
"Blackout in a Can" is losing the PR battle. So, it appears that Four Loko is about to become persona non grata in convenience stores across Michigan, as the state has banned the drink altogether (along with 55 other alcohol-plus-energy-drink concoctions) in the wake of a sexual assault case involving Four Loko. “Until further research is done by the FDA, they should no longer be on Michigan shelves,” said Michigan Liquor Control Commission Chairwoman Nida Samona. The makers of Four Loko are protesting the decision. (photo via ghostdad) source
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"Blackout in a Can" is losing the PR battle. So, it appears that Four Loko is about to become persona non grata in convenience stores across Michigan, as the state has banned the drink altogether (along with 55 other alcohol-plus-energy-drink concoctions) in the wake of a sexual assault case involving Four Loko. “Until further research is done by the FDA, they should no longer be on Michigan shelves,” said Michigan Liquor Control Commission Chairwoman Nida Samona. The makers of Four Loko are protesting the decision. (photo via ghostdad) source

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13:44 // 3 years ago