US Department of State warns travelers of tainted alcohol in Mexico

WASHINGTON (KUSI) — The United States Department of State is warning travelers about potentially tainted alcohol in Mexico. 

The U.S. Department of State updated its Safety and Security information page specific to Mexico on Wednesday alerting travelers of possible tainted or counterfeit alcohol. 

"There have been allegations that consumption of  tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out," a message on the State Department website said.

The warning was issued after travelers reported feeling ill or blacking out after the consumption of alcohol in some Mexican resorts. 

The update advises tourists who choose to drink alcohol to "do so in moderation and to stop and seek medical attention if you begin to feel ill."

The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings and alerts when they want travelers to know the risks involved in visiting another place and to consider very carefully whether they should go to a country at all.

Travel warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years. 

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