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Germany is considering a nationwide ban on the high-energy drink Red Bull Cola after traces of coc aine were found in it.
Authorities in the states of Hesse and North-Rhine Westphalia have ordered retailers to stop selling the beverage - which is available in the UK.
The consumer ministries in the two states confirmed they had ordered retailers to pull the drink off their shelves after a food safety institute in North-Rhine Westphalia found the drug in samples.
Authorities said the coc aine levels do not pose a health threat but are not permitted in foodstuffs.
The investigation found the drink to contain a de-cocainized extract of coca leaf in the drink.
That means the drink cannot be classified as a foodstuff but as a narcotic and needs a special licence, authorities said.
Is this why this drink is so addictive? No wonder school kids love this stuff.
Originally posted by crw2006
Anybody have bad experiences with this drink?
Originally posted by Tentickles
Be careful of the drug talk guys, it isnt permitted beyond a certain point.
I do find this interesting though, as to the point of: What is in the crud we eat?
Does show you that there is more stuff in our food/drink than they advertise.
WARNING: contains chemicals known in the state of California to screw up drug test results