One of the fastest-growing liquor brands in America is being recalled in Europe over an ingredient found in some types of antifreeze.
But here in America, it’s still on store shelves…
“Whiskey is hot, but flavored whiskey is even hotter, and out of all the flavored whiskey, Fireball is by far the hottest,” New York Times editor Clay Risen said.
But some European countries have given the cinnamon-flavored drink an icy reception.
Finland, Sweden and Norway pulled it off store shelves after finding it contained too much propylene glycol…
While strictly monitored in Europe, both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved the use of propylene glycol in the U.S. in limited quantities.
It can be found in scores of everyday products from food to certain toothpastes.
“Mostly products that are heavily processed, so a lot of sodas, a lot of store-bought cake mixes, a lot of icing, a lot of ice cream,” Clay Risen said. “People are not getting poisoned by soft drinks or ice cream. It won’t happen with Fireball either.”
Mostly crap processed food you shouldn’t be eating in the first place, Bubba Clay.
Sazerac insists Fireball Whisky is perfectly safe to drink. Still, this bad publicity could end up burning them.
The FDA allows about 50 grams per kilogram of propylene glycol in foods.
Like I said above, you shouldn’t be consuming most processed foods in the first place. You’re just guaranteeing an abundance of salt, sugar, artificial flavorings – and propylene glycol in your body. I have enough in the radiator of my old pickup truck for the winter. That’s sufficient.