A small amount of cocaine has been found in Red Bull Cola and German authorities are considering a ban on the popular energy drink the makers say “gives you wings.” The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment is now intervening to determine whether drinking the sweet beverage is a health risk. But several German states including Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Lower Saxony and Thuringia have begun pulling it from store shelves. The controversy began after tests were done by the North Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Health and Work in which researchers concluded there was a very small concentration of cocaine (0.4 milligrams per liter of cola) believed to be the traces of the coca plant extract used as flavouring.
Cocaine found in Red Bull Cola
The beverage may be banned in Germany