NC AG wants more restrictions on Four Loko

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Submitted: Wed, 11/16/2011 - 9:46pm
Updated: Wed, 11/16/2011 - 9:49pm

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Attorney General Roy Cooper says a proposed federal settlement with makers of the alcoholic beverage Four Loko is a start, but he wants to see more restrictions put on the sale of the drink.

Cooper said Wednesday he’s signed on to a letter along with 34 other state attorneys general calling on the Federal Trade Commission to strengthen the terms of the proposed deal with the company that makes Four Loko.

The proposal would require Phusion Projects to name the amount of alcohol in a can of Four Loko and compare it to regular beer. So a 23.5-ounce can of Four Loko would carry a label saying it equals the alcohol in four 12-ounce beers.

Cooper wants the FTC to limit the amount of alcohol per container of Four Loko.

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