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Coca Cola And Pepsi Change Formulas To Avoid Cancer Label

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Looking to avoid a label on their products that would warn consumers about an elevated cancer risk, both Coke and Pepsi have changed their cola formulas.

Coke and Pepsi are making some changes to their formula to avoid having their cans slapped with a cancer warning label. The companies directed their suppliers to reduce the level of the chemical 4-methylimidazole, which is a component of the caramel coloring and can be found in trace amounts in the soda. The change comes following a California law that demands drinks with a certain level of carcinogens display a warning, and while scientists say there are no immediate health concerns associated with the product (despite a few Twitter users freaking out), the two companies are changing the way they make their coloring to comply. Fortunately, the drinks will still be packed with all the sugar and empty calories you can handle.

So far the companies haven’t experienced any fallout from the switch.

Coke, Pepsi change formulas to avoid cancer warning label – msnNOW.

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