(CBS/AP) Four Loko is about to undergo yet another makeover.
The makers of the alcoholic drink have agreed to change its labeling after the Federal Trade Commission charged them with "deceptive advertising." The company had claimed the drink had an alcohol equivalent of two beers, when in fact it contains as much alcohol as four to five beers.
Phusion Projects - Four Loko's manufactuer- said the new label will read "This can has as much alcohol as 4-1/2 regular (12 oz, 5 pct alc/vol) beers."
But that doesn't mean it agrees with the FTC's ruling.
"Even though we reached an agreement, we don't share the FTC's perspective and we disagree with their allegations," the company told Reuters. "However, we take legal compliance very seriously and we share the FTC's interest in making sure consumers get all the information and tools they need to make smart, informed decisions."
The FTC argued that drinking one can of Four Loko in a single sitting constitutes health officials' definition of "binge drinking."
This isn't the first time the federal government went after Four Loko. Last year, the fruit-flavored malt drink was in the FDA's crosshairs because its caffeine content "posed a public health concern," after incidents of college students being hospitalized from drinking the cocktail,
The National Conference of State Legislatures says alcohol control boards in at least 13 states have banned Four Loko.