TV News LIES

Wednesday, Dec 07th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Coke, Pepsi to drop level of 'cancer' chemical

Coke, Pepsi to drop level of 'cancer' chemical

E-mail Print PDF

Coca-Cola and Pepsi said Friday they have lowered levels of a chemical in caramel coloring to comply with a California law, but insisted the drinks pose no health risks and recipes will not change.

The move allows the companies to avoid having to label products with a cancer warning due to what the health-conscious west coast state has ruled are high levels of 4-methylimidazole, shown to cause cancer in lab rodents.

California voters passed Proposition 65 in 1986, and the law aims to protect state residents from "chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals."

A California court ruled in December 2011 that 4-MEI could be listed as a known carcinogen under Prop 65.

The state set a 29-microgram benchmark for 4-MEI in products. Anything that may expose consumers to a daily level higher than that must carry a warning label.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Ikea Is Giving Its Employees Up To Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave

Ikea to give four months paid parental leaveThe furniture giant Ikea is rolling out a paid parental leave plan that’s likely to be...

Abortion Rights Groups Sue 3 More States As Trump Inauguration Nears

Planned ParentohoodAs they prepare for a potentially massive threat to abortion access under the Donald Trump administration,...

VA may have infected 600 veterans with HIV and Hepatitis

Vets infected at VANearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a...

Texas to implement rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains

Texas law demands burial of fetus remainsThe rules will prohibit hospitals, abortion clinics and other health care facilities from disposing of fetal...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!