Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
MillerCoors
Current Parent Company: 
Molson Coors Brewing
Penalty: 
$550,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
December 18, 2008
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

In a multistate settlement MillerCoors agreed to pay $550,000 and eliminate caffeine and other stimulants from its pre-mixed alcoholic energy drink, Sparks. MillerCoors also agreed not to produce any caffeinated alcohol beverages in the future.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Colorado
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
beverages
Specific Industry of Parent: 
beverages
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.