Submission Number: 00246
Received: 11/22/2011 11:28:44 AM
Commenter: George Belitsos
Organization: Youth and Shelter Services
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Phusion Projects, LLC; Jaisen Freeman; Christopher Hunter; and Jeffrey Wright; FTC File No. 112 3084
Attachments: No Attachments
We recognize that the Federal Trade Commission is taking steps to address and acknowledge the misleading marketing practices of Phusion Projects. To address this situation in a manner that research shows will impact consumption rates is to concentrate on the amount of alcohol in the product not the design of the bottle. Changing the design of the container by mandating a resealable lid does not address the heart of the issue and the true problem with the product: the alcohol content. We ask FTC to withdraw the agreement and insist on lowering the alcohol percentages and size of flavored malt beverages.