Federal, State Calls to Ban Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls for Ban on Palcohol
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) calls for an FDA ban on dangerous alcohol products.

The U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), caused alarm in April when it mistakenly approved the label for Palcohol, a powdered alcohol product. Though powdered alcohol is made and used for food processing, its availability for public consumption would create potential for misuse and significant health risks. Lawmakers in several states have responded by proposing or suggesting bills to ban powdered alcohol, or demanding that the alcohol industry not sell it. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) weighed in, calling on the FDA to intervene and ban Palcohol as well as other dangerous alcohol products, stating "This product cannot see the light of day."

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