Lawmakers face pressure to pull Alcopops from grocery stores

Lawmakers face pressure to pull Alcopops from grocery stores

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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioLawmakers are getting pressured to get Alcopops out of grocery stores. But some don't like the idea.

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon isn't sure he likes the idea. Same for the head of the Utah Food Industry Association.

But Art Brown with Mothers Against Drunk Driving says there are a few reasons these fruity malt beverages should be off of the refrigerated drink aisle.

"They are manufactured in a different way than beer. They do contain distilled spirits. They really should be sold in the liquor stores," he said.

Plus, Brown says they contribute to underage drinking because they taste better than beer to young taste buds. He hopes the Legislature will do something about it.

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