Senator Chuck Schumer calls on FDA to ban 'Palcohol'

By Christine Souders |

Published 05/04 2014 07:51PM

Updated 05/04 2014 08:13PM

Banning 'Palcohol' in New York?
Banning 'Palcohol' in New York?
NEW YORK- Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to investigate and even ban the sale of powdered alcohol.

Also known as "Palcohol" the substance is undergoing a federal label approval process now, and could hit shelves by this fall.

Schumer said Palcohol is a dangerous substance, that can easily be mixed with food, drinks, or even snorted.

He said most importantly, underage kids could easily get a hold of it.

Another concern, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau doesn't have the legal authority to disapprove Palcohol's labels based on health risk, the reason why Schumer has called on the FDA to do so.

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