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Carcinogen in cola drinks: Indian subsidiaries of PepsiCo, Coca-Cola fail to act

Author(s): Aradhika Rathore
Issue Date: Mar 28, 2012
The recent move by the State of California's Environmental Protection Agency to list caramel colouring chemical added to colas as a potent carcinogen might have forced the soft drinks giants to rethink their production process in the US. But their subsidiaries in India seem unperturbed. The additive 4-MEI is used to gives the rich mahogany tint to the colas.
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