Popular fruit-flavored malt liquor Four Loko
February 13, 2013 New labels will define serving sizes clearly and state that each serving contains 0.6 ounces of alcohol. The changes come as part of a deal to settle the Federal Trade Commission's claim that Four Loko maker Phusion Projects engaged in deceptive advertising.
October 3, 2011 The new labels, plus a resealable opening, came as the Federal Trade Commission alleged that Phusion Projects had understated the amount of alcohol in some of its products. The company agreed to make the changes despite disagreeing about the agency's claims.
Cans of fruit-flavored Four Loko in the liquor department of a convenience store in Miami in 2010.
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August 2, 2011 Emergency room doctors in New York report on 11 cases of young people who wound up in bad shape after drinking too much Four Loko. The beverage no longer contains caffeine, but the doctors worry the popularity of caffeine mixed with alcohol is here to stay.
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