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New York: State Busts More Than 100 Bodegas For Selling Alcohol To Underage Customers

Mittwoch 24. August 2011 von htm

More than 100 bodegas across the city were busted for selling alcohol to underage customers during a three-day sting by the State Liquor Authority.
The State Liquor Authority visited 212 stores beginning Monday, sending six young men and women inside while a state investigator looked on. At 123 of the undercover visits – or about 58% – the decoys, ages 18 to 20, successfully bought booze.
Of the bodegas visited by the SLA, the Bronx had the highest citation rate. Thirty-eight of the 48 stores – about 79% – sold alcohol to underage spies in the borough. Manhattan wasn’t far behind with 75% of the bodegas selling to customers under the age of 21. …
The state mailed violations to the 123 stores for selling alcohol to minors. First-time offenders face $2,500 fines. Repeat offenders can be slapped with fines of up to $10,000. Business owners can lose their liquor licenses after a third offense. (Source: Join Together, 08/23/11) nydailynews.com, 08/19/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, Global, Prevention, Statistics, Verhältnis-Präv., Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Drop in Underage Alcohol Sales in Indiana Follows Strict ID Law

Donnerstag 28. Juli 2011 von htm

Following the institution of an Indiana law requiring anyone buying and carrying out alcohol to show identification, regardless of their age, state inspectors report fewer of the state’s liquor stores, bars and restaurants are selling alcohol to those under 21. Under a recent revision to the law, store clerks are no longer required to ask customers for ID if they reasonably appear older than 40. …
The Associated Press reports that State Excise Police conducted more than 5,000 inspections in the first half of 2011, in which people ages 18 to 20 accompany officers and try to purchase alcohol. They found that 8.8 percent of bars and restaurants violated the law, as did 4.3 percent of liquor stores, compared with more than 40 percent in 2009. (Source: Join Together, 07/28/11)

Kategorie: adults, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Politics, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Statistics, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Switzerland: Tests curb underage alcohol sales

Dienstag 24. Mai 2011 von htm

Sales of alcohol to underage drinkers are going down, but one in four underage teenagers is still able to buy alcohol at shops and restaurants.
In test purchases in 23 cantons, 5.8 per cent fewer underage buyers were able to buy alcohol in 2010 than in 2009, according to figures released on Monday by the Swiss Alcohol Board.
In the past decade, illegal alcohol sales to underage test buyers has dropped from 83.5 per cent to 26.8 per cent. In seven of the 23 cantons doing the tests, the rate has even fallen below 20 per cent. Between 2000 and 2010, 15,000 tests were carried out. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/23/11) swissinfo.ch, 5/23/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, Children, consumption, Legal Drinking Age, Prevention, Publications, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Alaska: Universal ID Checks for Alcohol in Anchorage

Mittwoch 11. Mai 2011 von htm

A proposed measure would require universal ID checks for anyone buying alcohol in Anchorage, AK liquor stores and bars. An earlier version of the bill included restaurants, but that provision has been dropped, according to The Anchorage Daily News.
The Anchorage Assembly will consider the measure Tuesday. An advisory vote in an April city election favored the bill 2-1. The ordinance is designed to curb underage drinking and to catch people who try to buy alcohol even though they have been court-ordered not to do so. … (Source: Join Together, 5/9/11)

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, consumption, Documents, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Easy for minors to buy alcohol in European Union

Samstag 9. April 2011 von htm

Copenhagen’s bars willingly sold alcohol to 15-year old Swedes.
The work of young members of UNF, The Swedish Youth Temperance Association, reveals the actual strength of actions by the alcohol industry in the European Alcohol and Health Forum. Young UNF members from Sweden’s border regions to Denmark went to Copenhagen to conduct mystery shopping and the results give a clear signal: of in total 7 tested bars and pubs, Swedish minors were without problems able to buy alcohol 11 times. 4 out of these 7 places are part of a project of City of Copenhagen and the alcohol industry.
The City of Copenhagen runs a project, called “tryg den af” (engl.: “Have fun. Be safe”) together with the alcohol industry for responsible selling and serving. It is about certified bars and pubs that take responsibility for not selling alcohol to youth under the age of 18. How responsible selling and serving really is in Copenhagen was now revealed by UNF members. (Source: Press release activeeurope.org, 04/08/11)

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, consumption, European Alcohol and Health Forum, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Statistics, Verhältnis-Präv., Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: 11 businesses busted for selling alcohol to minors

Donnerstag 7. April 2011 von htm

Employees at 11 Plainfield businesses face $250 fines after police say they were witnessed selling alcohol to minors.
Officers conducted a compliance check on Wednesday of 39 Plainfield businesses licensed to sell alcohol, said Sgt. Kevin McQuaid. Two 18-year-olds were used in the blitz and were asked to present their own IDs when asked for them. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 04/02/11) triblocal.com, 04/01/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, Global, Prevention, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Local stores sell alcohol to underage drinkers

Freitag 18. März 2011 von htm

Twelve York County convenience stores are no stranger to selling alcohol to underage drinkers; two Fort Mill and one Tega Cay convenience store also have allowed some underage drinkers to purchase alcohol, records show.
For those illegal sales, each of those stores failed recent compliance checks conducted by York County law enforcement. Topping the list with three violations is a Fort Mill convenience stop.
“Our highest violator is Fairway Fuel,” Corree Carelock, prevention director of Rock Hill’s Keystone Substance Services, said of the convenience store located at 1290 Tom Hall St. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 03/17/11) heraldonline.com, 03/16/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Prevention, Statistics, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

UK: New guidance for pub ID checks

Mittwoch 2. März 2011 von htm

The Home Office has released guidance to help pubs and doorstaff spot and deal with ID that’s used fraudulently to buy alcohol.
The 44-page guidance, accessible on-line, includes detailed advice on how to identify legitimate passports, driving licences and PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) cards. It outlines some commonly-used counterfeit ID such as the “international driving permit” and “provisional motorcycle licence”. The guidance warns operators to be wary of the growing trend for youngsters to use genuine ID belonging to older siblings. (Source: Alcohol Policy UK, 03/01/11) morningadvertiser.co.uk, 02/24/11

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NIrl: New Bill tackles under-age drinking

Mittwoch 2. März 2011 von htm

Pubs caught serving drink to under-age customers in Northern Ireland twice will be closed. A Bill has been passed by the Assembly to reduce alcohol consumption. The measures were included in the amended Licensing and Registration of Clubs Bill and are expected to be in place by September.
Pubs, clubs, hotels and off licences convicted of selling alcohol to minors will be awarded five or six penalty points – once they have accumulated 10 they will face a closure of anywhere from a week to three months. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 03/01/11) belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 02/22/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Beverage serving tests, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Police Find 3 Businesses Selling Alcohol To Minors

Samstag 19. Februar 2011 von htm

Police Find 3 Businesses Selling Alcohol To Minors
Fayetteville police said that during their recent random alcohol compliance checks, three business were found to be non-compliant. On Feb. 16, the Fayetteville Police Department conducted random compliance checks of 18 businesses with alcohol permits in Fayetteville. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 02/18/11) 4029tv.com

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Beverage serving tests, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Prevention, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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