Skip to comments.Energy drink makers face NY state probe
Posted on 08/28/2012 1:52:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
(Reuters) - The New York State Attorney General issued subpoenas in July to three firms that make energy drinks, including PepsiCo Inc, seeking information on the companies' marketing and advertising practices, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Besides Pepsi, maker of AMP, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also sent subpoenas to Monster Beverage Corp and Living Essentials LLC, maker of the 5-Hour Energy drink, said the source, who declined to be identified, citing lack of authorization to speak to the media.
A spokeswoman for Schneiderman declined to comment, as did PepsiCo.
Living Essentials also declined to comment beyond its July offering memorandum in which it said that it had recently received an inquiry from a state attorney general asking for documents relating to its product and marketing.
The company said in the memorandum, which was distributed in connection with a debt offering, that it was responding to the inquiry.
Monster also declined to comment beyond its August U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where it stated that it had received a subpoena from an unspecified state attorney general. Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper Snapple, which make the NOS and Venom energy drinks respectively, said at the time that they did not receive subpoenas.
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And the fascists go marching along
>>And the fascists go marching along<<
They won’t be satisfied until they have shut down every legitimate business in NY.
Well, I don’t like having to drink a Monster once in a while but I work swing shift and when I’m on night shift (6:30pm to 7:00am) seven days a week sometimes a little bit of energy drink is a lifesaver. Even after my shift is over I still have a 30 minute drive home. At the end of an 84 hour week the energy drink is sometimes the only thing keeping me upright.
Have you seen the “73% of doctors” 5-Hour Energy ad?
They deserve what they get.
The AG is not going after energy drinks, but the blatantly misleading ads.
“NY SS” well you got the 1st part of your sign on right.
Your fascist wanna be AG would be sueing the hell out of them if it were even remotely feasible.