Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Charlie gives you wings
Cocaine found in Red Bull
No wonder it gives you wings!!!
After certain tests were conducted last week, the Hong Kong government found there to be traces of cocaine in Red Bull produced by an Austrian company.
But don’t send out those mail orders now – the amount of coke is barely noticeable.
News reports say:
Because of "the extremely low level of cocaine found in the products, normal consumption" was unlikely to cause health problems or have any psychotropic effects, the Department of Health and Centre for Food Safety said.
"Red Bull Cola", "Red Bull Sugar-Free" and "Red Bull Energy Drink" were found to have between 0.1 microgrammes to 0.3 microgrammes of cocaine a litre, said the Hong Kong government statement.
What is more interesting, is that Six German states told retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks after the incident. The bans started Friday last week after a sample test conducted by authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state found 0.4 micrograms per litre in the drink – a bit more than the ching-chongs found.
And of course Red Bull is totally denying giving out (almost) free amphetamines.
Red Bull moved quickly to deny the findings and said independent tests on the same batch of drinks had found no traces of cocaine.
Posted by Amy at 12:47 PM