Officials in the US have sparked controversy by approving a powdered alcohol that can be mixed into drinks, snorted or even sprinkled onto food.
Federal regulators last year briefly gave the green light to the makers of Palcohol before changing their decision, saying they should not have done so.
But this week, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau said issues that had been preventing the granting of approval had now been addressed. Spokesman Tom Hogue told the Associated Press that four varieties of Palcohol had been approved.
“The TTB approved Palcohol today….finally,” said a statement posted on the website of Lipsmark, the company that makes Palcohol “It is now legal to be sold in the United States. We will be working on getting the production facility up and running. It will take a while but hopefully it will be available this summer.”