ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would ban the sale of a powdered alcohol, also known as palcohol.
The FDA approved powdered alcohol in April but later reversed the approval stating that it had been made in “error.” Lipsmark, the maker of palchol, resubmitted its application for approval to the FDA.
The bill passed by the senate would ban the product in New York should the FDA decide to change their decision and allow the concentrated alcohol beverage be marketed in the United States.
Specifically, the bill would prohibit anyone from selling, offering for sale or providing for consumption, any powdered or crystalline alcoholic product. Alaska has already outlawed powdered alcohol and legislation to ban it was approved in South Carolina and Vermont.