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After Methanol Poisonings, Czechs Seek Safety Tests For Boozei
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October 16, 2012
In September, hard alcohol tainted with methanol left 28 people dead in the Czech Republic, prompting a nationwide ban on the sale of spirits. Police have since traced the contaminated spirits to their source and lifted the prohibition in bars and restaurants. Some consumers, however, are still unsure about the safety of the bottles in their liquor cabinets. One Prague laboratory is relying on new technology to put drinkers' minds at ease. (Video by RFE/RL's Nikolay Pavlov)

After Methanol Poisonings, Czechs Seek Safety Tests For Booze

Published 16 October 2012

In September, hard alcohol tainted with methanol left 28 people dead in the Czech Republic, prompting a nationwide ban on the sale of spirits. Police have since traced the contaminated spirits to their source and lifted the prohibition in bars and restaurants. Some consumers, however, are still unsure about the safety of the bottles in their liquor cabinets. One Prague laboratory is relying on new technology to put drinkers' minds at ease. (Video by RFE/RL's Nikolay Pavlov)