MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) – Dangerous substances have been found in Bourbon, a US-made whiskey, moreover, the spirit did not comply with Customs Union legislation, Russia’s consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor announced Monday.
“Phthalates, which can cause functional and further organic changes in the central and peripheral nervous system, the endocrine system, as well as cancer and infertility problems in men and women, were found in the alcoholic beverage [Bourbon whiskey],” Rospotrebnadzor said.
According to the sanitary authority, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey produced by Barton 1792 Distillery Company did not comply with Customs Union technical regulations, although the whiskey label has the Eurasian Conformity, or EAC, mark, used for products on Customs Union member state markets, on it.
The Russian consumer watchdog is carrying out an investigation into this.
In late July, Rospotrebnadzor stated that fast food chain McDonald’s products contain more fat, protein and carbohydrates than are allowed by the country’s "technological norms."