Finance Ministry proposes ban on sales-oriented production of alcohol energy drinks
MOSCOW, July 12 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Finance Ministry has drafted a bill that would put a ban on production of alcohol energy drinks for sale in Russia, the government’s website announced on Wednesday.
The draft law warrants ban on production and regulation of alcoholic products containing less than 15% of ethanol in the finished products, and containing tonic agents (components). The list of tonic agents would be created by the Health Ministry, the statement reads.
The initiative also envisages the possibility of blocking websites related to distance selling of alcoholic and alcohol-containing products.
The use of ethanol pharmaceutical substance for production of alcohol-containing food products and alcoholic products would be punishable, in accordance with the bill.
The bill is aimed to reduce consumption of alcohol-containing products for purposes other than intended. The initiative was supported by the government subject to necessary changes being made.