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Powdered alcohol ‘Palcohol’ approved by federal agency

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A controversial powdered alcohol product called Palcohol, intended to be mixed into drinks, has gained approval from a federal agency.

Palcohol first made news last spring when it briefly received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error.

On Wednesday the bureau said issues were resolved and four varieties of Palcohol were approved.

Several states have already moved to ban powdered alcohol over concerns that it will be easily abused by minors.

Palcohol is simply freeze-dried alcohol packaged in a small, portable pouch.

The powder comes in different flavors and can be mixed with water for the equivalent of an alcoholic drink.

The company hopes to have the product in stores by this summer.

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