Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Czech PM wants liquor history on new bottles
Wednesday - 9/19/2012, 11:56am EDT
PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech prime minister says any new hard liquor produced in the country needs to have a detailed certificate of origin _ a move that comes after at least 23 people who drank bootleg booze tainted with methanol died.
In response to the deaths, the government banned the sale of spirits with more than 20 percent alcohol content. But that ban has been criticized by many, including President Vaclav Klaus.
Prime Minister Petr Necas said Wednesday the new measure will help liquor sales resume. Under his proposal, the new liquor would have a certificate showing its origin, production and distribution details. Liquors would also have new stamps and the sales would be licensed.
In neighboring Poland, inspectors have seized 120,000 bottles of imported Czech alcohol and have submitted samples for laboratory tests, according to Jan Bodnar, a sanitary inspection spokesman.
Sales of Czech alcohol, except wine and beer, have been suspended in all of Poland after two people died and two went blind after drinking tainted alcohol from an unlicensed source.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)