MLCC Release Eleven Products from the Alcohol Energy Drink Ban

Contact: Andrea Miller 517-322-5898
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

December 2, 2010 - After further investigation by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) eleven (11) products have been removed from the Banned Alcohol Energy Drink list:

Axis Fruit Punch, Associated Brewing Company
Axis Grape, Associated Brewing Company
California Organic Brewery, Mateveza, Rave Associates, Inc.
Core El Jefe, Associated Brewing Company
Core Spiked Punch, Associated Brewing Company
Core Strawberry Lemonade, Associated Brewing Company
Core Triple Berry, Associated Brewing Company
Jack Daniel's Country Cocktail, Black Jack Cola, Brown-Forman Corporation
Smirnoff Raw Tea, Diageo-Guinness USA, Inc.
Smirnoff Raw Tea Lemon, Diageo-Guinness USA, Inc.
Smirnoff Raw Tea Raspberry, Diageo-Guinness USA, Inc.

"Based upon the recent action of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the MLCC has reviewed the products with stimulants list included in the Commission Order dated November 4, 2010. We found 11 products that should be removed from the State of Michigan's ban," said Nida Samona, Chairperson of the MLCC. "These released products contain caffeine or other ingredients that were not a direct additive to the alcohol product. Therefore they should no longer be considered by the Commission as caffeine or stimulant infused."

Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Retailers have until Tomorrow (December 3, 2010) at Midnight, to remove the following products from the Michigan Market:

808 Apple, Liquid Arts Beverage Group, LLC
808 Berry Slam, Liquid Arts Beverage Group, LLC
808 Fruit Blast, Liquid Arts Beverage Group, LLC
808 Mango Beat, Liquid Arts Beverage Group, LLC
BE, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Carpe Noctum A.M., Atomic Brands, Inc.
Carpe Noctum A.M., Black Raspberry, Atomic Brands, Inc.
Core Lemon Lime, Associated Brewing Company
Core Orange HG, Associated Brewing Company
Core Grape, Associated Brewing Company
Four Blue Raspberry, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Loko Fruit Punch, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Loko Gold, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Loko Lemon Lime, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Loko Lemonade, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Loko Orange Blend, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Loko UVA, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Loko Watermelon, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Maxed Citrus, Phusion Projects, LLC
Four Maxed Grape, Phusion Projects, LLC
Joose - Dragon, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Cranberry United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Fruit Punch, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Green Apple United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Kiwi Strawberry United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Lemon Tea, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Mamba, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Orange, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Raspberry Lemonade, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Sweet Tea, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Tropical, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Watermelon, United Brands Company, Inc.
Jungle Joose, United Brands Company, Inc.
Max Fury, United Brands Company, Inc.
Max Live, United Brands Company, Inc.
Max Vibe, United Brands Company, Inc.
Max Watermelon, United Brands Company, Inc.
Max Grape, United Brands Company, Inc.
Max Green Apple, United Brands Company, Inc.
Max Fruit Punch, United Brands Company, Inc. Panther
Joose, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Mango, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Lemonade, United Brands Company, Inc.
Joose Cherry Lime, United Brands Company, Inc.

For more information on this, such as the original November 4, 2010 Commission Order and other important information please visit our website at www.michigan.gov/lcc.