Jordan prohibits Red Bull Cola, citing German ban

Jordan prohibits Red Bull Cola, citing German banAmman - The Jordan Food and Drug Administration has banned the import of the energy drink Red Bull Cola and ordered its local agent to withdraw the product from the market, JFDA Director General Mohammad Rawashdeh was quoted as saying Friday.

The decision was made following findings in Germany that the drink contains a trace amount of cocaine, he told the Jordan Times.

"Whenever we receive reports from any country regarding the withdrawal of a product from the market and we have it in Jordan, we do the same until we conduct the required tests," Rawashdeh said.

Last week, six German states reportedly notified retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks, which is manufactured in Austria, after a test found a trace amount of cocaine in the product.

"The ban started last Friday after a sample test conducted by the authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state found 0.4 microgrammes per litre in the drink," the report said.(dpa)

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