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Coke, Pepsi make changes to avoid cancer warning

By Candace Choi

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LAST UPDATED: 08:54 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2012


NEW YORK >> Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. 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.

The companies said the changes will be expanded nationally to streamline their manufacturing processes. They are already in effect to comply with the California law.

Coca Cola and Pepsi say their drinks have always been safe and that their sodas will not taste any different.

A Food and Drug Administration spokesman noted that a consumer would have to drink more than 1,000 cans of soda a day to reach the doses administered that have shown links to cancer in rodents.







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Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Hmmmmm, a thousand cans of soda a day, is this possible without getting very sick on the way? Ridiculous, what's next?
on March 8,2012 | 09:06AM
ethan wrote:
Whew, glad I only drink 900 cans a day.
on March 8,2012 | 09:34AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
haha
on March 8,2012 | 10:00AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Why worry about carcinogens when brown sodas are brimming with sugar and phosphoric acid? Ever heard that people used to use Coke to remove rust from chrome bumpers (back in the day when bumpers were chromed)? Or to clean toilets? So why would you want to put that around your teeth? But forget all that. Diabetes and the coloring is what you really need to worry about.
on March 8,2012 | 12:01PM
mellowyellow11 wrote:
Future child endangerment laws should apply to these sugar pushers. That's how Warren Buffets continues to make a ton of money on his investments in Coca Coal. just addict most of the population on coke and have them drink it till they get major health problems like diabetes and then have colossal medical bills added to the already burgeoning cost of medicine today and no wonder we are at the verge of our health care sector being in serious trouble.
on March 8,2012 | 09:44AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
F-ing California. Stay the f--k out of iconic American products and stop f-ing with things that don't need to be messed with. 1000 cans per day. Seriously California, seriously!?!?
on March 8,2012 | 09:59AM
TLehel wrote:
It's the right choice honestly. Soda is and has always been terrible for you. Any way to make it less harmful to the body is a step forward. Plus, Coke out of anything besides a glass bottle blows anyway.
on March 8,2012 | 10:16AM
Vivgie wrote:
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on March 8,2012 | 10:31AM
Toneyuki wrote:
Just about everything is bad for you if you imbibe enough of it. Overreaction to such loony reports is more dangerous that the actual product.
on March 8,2012 | 04:09PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Hawaii Lawmakers have no origional thought as they always copy Califiornia law. Don't be surprized if you see a character like Mizuno attempt to draft the same law here. This California law is rediculous because you can get cancer from just about anything you consume if its in excess. You might as well live in a bubble if you feared cancer from a soda or two...
on March 8,2012 | 01:40PM
Living_Large wrote:
Another fine example of our government over regulating businesses. :-(
on March 8,2012 | 03:58PM
vegaaspoidog wrote:
If you drink 10,000 gallons of water in 1 hour, that too is hazardous to your health.
on March 9,2012 | 04:31AM
Christopher_murp wrote:
This is bogus. Everything can kill you if too much is eaten, drank, breathed, etc. Everything in moderation. However, even if you were to drink 10 cases of soda a day, you wouldn't get cancer. You need to drink 1,000 cans. Just the liquid amount would drown a person, never mind the cancer. Another bogus study in an attempt to scare the masses in to compliance to their "great society."
on March 9,2012 | 04:34AM
leino wrote:
Labeling laws are for people who are educated and thoughtful about what they chose to put into their bodies. You ARE what you eat/drink. Businesses want money. I want health.
on March 9,2012 | 06:42AM
Ronin006 wrote:
This is a classic case of government run amok. Check that - LIBERALS run amok.
on March 9,2012 | 08:50AM
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