How an Antifreeze Ingredient Led to a Whiskey Recall in Europe

October 30, 2014 8:11 PM

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How an Antifreeze Ingredient Led to a Whiskey Recall in Europe

The overseas recall of a batch of U.S. whiskey imported to three Scandinavian countries has focused new attention on an ingredient that has long been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverage.

The issue arose after Finland, Sweden and Norway asked the makers of Fireball whiskey to recall a batch of the liquor that contained a higher amount of the FDA-approved ingredient propylene glycol than is allowed under European regulations, according to a statement from Metairie, Louisiana-based Saz...

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