Substance used to treat scabies infestations found in U.S. whiskey - Russian regulator

The results of laboratory tests of The U.S.-made whiskey Jack Daniels have confirmed that this beverage contains benzyl benzoate, the Sverdlovsk region branch of the Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in a press release on Friday.

The results of laboratory tests of The U.S.-made whiskey Jack Daniels have confirmed that this beverage contains benzyl benzoate, the Sverdlovsk region branch of the Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in a press release on Friday.

"[The laboratory tests] detected the presence of benzyl benzoate, which has sensitizing properties and may cause an allergic reaction, as well as functional changes in the central and peripheral nervous systems, is broadly used to treat scabies infestations," it said.

Experts from the Rospotrebnadzor department for the Sverdlovsk region earlier found the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Liqueur whiskey to contain chemical substances that are not characteristic of this alcoholic drink.

Furthermore, some Jack Daniels samples were found not to meet the unified sanitary requirements, although their labels stated the products met those requirements.

The experts also concluded that Jack Daniels and Jim Beam Whiskey Bourbon did not have proper labeling.

Administrative proceedings were opened against companies selling these types of whiskey. The firms were ordered to halt sales of these products.

Inspections continue. The local Prosecutor's Office has asked the regional branch of Rospotrebnadzor to conduct further checks, which might lead to these alcoholic beverages being removed from sale in the region.

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