Makers of Four Loko to Add Alcohol Facts Panel to Cans
WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of a popular carbonated alcoholic drink are changing the look of its Four Loko cans to settle the government's charges of deceptive marketing.
The Federal Trade Commission says Chicago-based Phusion Projects will be required to put an "alcohol facts panel" on the back of flavored malt beverage cans containing more than two servings of alcohol.
The panel, similar to "nutritional facts" labels found on foods, would disclose the alcohol by volume and the number of servings in the container.
Phusion will also have to redesign cans of drinks containing more than 2 1/2 servings of alcohol so they can be resealed and the drink wouldn't have to be consumed in one sitting.
Washington state banned the drink in 2010 after the hospitalization of college students in Roslyn.