Coca-Cola and Pepsi change recipe drinks
The world's largest manufacturers of carbonated beverages - the company Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are changing the formulation to prevent the placing on the bottles warning of the danger of cancer.
These changes are related to the fact that the US state of California has recently included in the list of carcinogenic substances 4-methylimidazole, which is used in the caramel coloring for Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola, reports BBC.
However, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo insist that the new recipe will be applied to all the territory of the United States, and it will help improve the efficiency of the beverage industry.
"Although we believe that these changes are not related to any threat to human health, we asked suppliers of caramel to take this step so that our products do not fall under the requirement of placing scientifically unsubstantiated warnings," - said the representative of Coca-Cola Diana Harz-Charlante.
As a result, one of the research were contacted 4-methylimidazole with the occurrence of cancer in mice and rats. However, there is no evidence that the substance poses a risk to human health, according to the American Association of beverage manufacturers.
The US Department of quality control of food and drugs emphasizes that for doses of 4-methylimidazole, introduced during the studies on laboratory mice and rats, a person should drink one thousand cans of Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola.
The share of Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo account for almost 90% of the carbonated beverage market.
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