Powdered alcohols don't have approvals

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon.

A product called "Palcohol" gained widespread media attention in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powered alcohol, including vodka and rum varieties. But a representative for the federal agency said in an email to The Associated Press late Monday that the approvals were issued in error.

Subsequent questions emailed to Tom Hogue, a representative of the agency, were not immediately answered. But in an email message, Palcohol's parent company Lipsmark said it will resubmit the labels for approval.

"We don't have an expected approval date as label approval can vary widely," the message said.

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