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Regulators Find Cocaine In Red Bull Cola

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It would be wise to think twice when you approach a Red Bull vending machine next time. The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) of Belgium has launched an inquiry about traces of cocaine in the energy drink Red Bull Cola, says Lieve Busschot, the spokesperson of AFSCA.

The investigation was launched after the inespectors in Germany discovered traces of cocaine in the Red Bull Cola. The energy drinks in this incident were found in Rhine-Westphalia.

The small quantities of cocaine in Red Bull Cola do not pose a danger to public health. Red Bull Cola was removed from the shelves because the presence of cocaine in this energy drink violated the law. Cocaine can't be present in food.

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An investigation was immediately launched in Belgium. "We expect the survey results next week," said the AFSCA spokesperson.

A total of twenty types of tests are planned for the Red Bull Cola and other types of cola drinks, says Sabine Laruelle to the Belgian Senate, who was questioned by Senator Dirk Claes.

The latter called for the rapid publication of results because the Red Bull Cola is popular among young people.

The FASFC is a federal (i.e. with authority on the whole Belgian territory) executive body into which all inspection and control services for the agricultural and food sector have been incorporated. Its task is to guarantee the safety of the food chain and the quality of our food, so as to protect the health of humans, animals and plants.