Fireball Whiskey Recalled Over Anti-Freeze Ingredient

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Fireball Whiskey Recalled Over Anti-Freeze Ingredient

Read on to learn more about the Fireball Whiskey recall.

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Propylene glycol, which is a synthetic liquid that absorbs water, is a key ingredient in Fireball Whiskey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that it is used by the food industry as an anti-freeze. The European version of the whiskey has less of the ingredient than the North American version.

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The Food and Drug Administration has deemed propylene glycol to be safe for consumption, and according to The Daily Beast, "Fireball insists that there are 'no health risks' and that 'all Fireball formulas are absolutely safe to drink.'"

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According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Fireball had $1.9 million sales in the U.S. in 2011, while that figure shot up to $61 million in 2013 showing the rise in popularity of the alcohol.

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This recall comes on the heels of a recent wedding video going viral that shows a GoPro attached to a bottle of Fireball Whiskey while the drink makes the rounds at a wedding reception.

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Bottles of Fireball Whiskey are being recalled in Finland, Sweden and Norway over anti-freeze contained within it. According to The Daily Beast, Fireball creates two versions of its cinnamon-flavored whiskey. One is made for Canada and the U.S. and contains an anti-freeze chemical, while the other is made for Europe and contains less of it. Fireball has said that they sent Europe a batch of the North American formula.

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