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California Officially Bans Beer With Caffeine

California has officially banned beer with added caffeine.  Senate Bill #39 defines caffeine in beer an “unsafe food additive” causing erratic behavior in the drinker.

Sen. Padilla said in a public statement:

“I applaud Governor Brown for signing SB 39. Caffeinated beer beverages are a threat to public health. The added caffeine masks the effects of the high alcohol content, which can lead to binge drinking and dangerous behavior. California now joins Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Utah, Michigan, and Kansas in banning these dangerous drinks.”

 Four Loko was at the center of the “caffeine” controversy for a while.  They have since reformulated. [DigitalJournal]