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Systembolaget withdraws Fireball from stores

The Swedish alcohol sales monopoly, Systembolaget, has halted sales of the whisky drink Fireball, following warnings it contains high levels of propylene glycol.

The warning came from Systembolaget's Finnish counterpart Alko, which has carried out tests on the drink, newspaper Aftonbladet reports. Customers who have bought bottles of the cinnamon-flavoured whisky can take the bottles back to Systembolaget, where they will get a refund.

It is not yet known how high the levels are, or if they pose a risk to public health. Systembolaget is now to carry out its own tests of the brand.

Products sold in the EU are only allowed to contain max 0.1g/kg of the substance, in the USA the limit is 5 grams per kilo.

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