Drinkers warned over dangers of vodka

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PEOPLE are being warned about the dangers of a vodka drink.

Trading standards officers say tests carried out by local authorities on Drop Vodka have identified the presence of Propan-2-ol, methanol and other substances, making it unsafe to drink.

The vodka is not registered by any company in the UK and therefore has not gone through rigorous testing before it was put on the market.

Other tests have found that it does not contain enough alcohol to be called vodka.

Drop Vodka has been found on sale in small independent retailers, corner shops and petrol stations but there is also concern that pubs and clubs may have been targeted.

Jimmy Power, business and consumer protection manager at Northumberland Trading Standards, said: “I would strongly advise consumers not to drink this product. If you have bought this product, or someone has offered to sell it to you, please contact Trading Standards by calling 0845 6006400.”