Soft Drink Makers Act as California Law Targets Possible Carcinogen

Tony wrote earlier this month about the Center for Science in the Public Interest concern over what it says is the presence of a carcinogen in caramel colored soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi.

The California legislature apparently also was concerned enough to pass a law about warning labels for such beverages and the major soft drink makers have acted as a result, USA Today reports.

“Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are changing the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas as a result of a California law that mandates drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens bear a cancer warning label,” an Associated Press story in USA Today notes.

In the piece, a Food and Drug Administration official denies levels of the substance in question are high enough to cause cancer in those who drink colas.


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