Whole Foods pulled unpasteurized kombucha off their shelves on their own. The feds didn't say anything; kombucha is still off their radar, it was WF's lawyers. The problem is not the 1/2% alcohol (fresh-squeezed orange juice has about the same amount) the problem is, unless you pasteurize it, the alcohol level can fluctuate as much a 1% or more, and then the laws get sticky. I can still get G.T.'s at my local organic food store. At $3.40 for 16 ounces, I still make my own at home.