Preventative tool against drink spiking

Tuesday, 19 July, 2005

Fears from the hospitality industry that an increasing number of patrons are at risk from having their drinks spiked with drugs such as GHB and Ketamine have led Drink Safe Technologies to develop the Drink Safe Coaster.

The Drink Safe Coaster is a card the shape of a coaster. The test takes only seconds and is as easy as placing a couple of drops from a drink onto the active test spots. This can be done with a straw or finger.

Each card contains two separate litmus-type tests on a 10 cm square card similar to a standard coaster. The test contains a technology which changes colour when in contact with liquid spiked with GHB (aka Fantasy, Liquid Ecstasy, Grievous Bodily Harm) and Ketamine (aka Special K, Kitty Kat or K), the two most popular illicit drugs used in drink spiking.

The bar cards are available for all hospitality venues to purchase. All patrons should have access to a product that can detect if these drugs have been slipped into their drink, especially if they have left their drink unattended for any length of time while dancing, visiting the cloakrooms or buying drinks and snacks.

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