Oregon Liquor Control Commission members voted 4-1 Saturday in favor of banning alcoholic energy drinks from being sold in the state of Oregon.
The seven products affected by the ban include Core High Gravity HG Green, Core High Gravity HG Orange, Lemon Lime Core Spiked, Moonshot, Four Loko, Joose, and Max, which were determined to be “adulterated” products by the FDA because they contain the “unsafe food additive” of caffeine. The ban on these products will be effective immediately.
The temporary rule adopted Nov. 20 will be effective until May 18, 2011. During that time, OLCC staff will begin permanent rulemaking concerning alcoholic energy drinks.
The decision came as a result of new information regarding OLCC’s legal options concerning alcoholic energy drinks as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent ruling.