Following actions by the FDA, the TTB, as well as several states, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) recently announced a temporary ban on the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages within the state’s borders. The action, taken during a November 20th special meeting on the issue, will last until May 18, 2011, during which time the OLCC will move to make the ban permanent. The ban requires sales of "Alcopop" cease immediately and all merchandise be removed from store shelves. According to the OLCC press release, failure to comply would constitute a "category two" violation, punishment being a mandatory 30-day suspension of the offenders liquor license.
The move was applauded by Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who stated he "…applaud[ed] the OLCC for taking the very necessary step of halting access to these dangerous beverages."