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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
CSPI said that they have conducted animal studies and has concluded that 4-MI can cause lung cancer, liver cancer, throid cancer and even leukemia among lab rats.
CSPI also reports that in Washington area, Pepsi in two 12-ounces cans have 145 and 153 micrograms (mcg) of 4-MI while Regular Coke in 12-ounces can has 142 mcg of 4-MI and Diet Coke 12-ounces can has 103 mcg of 4-MI. The state of California requires warning labels for those products containing more than 29 mcg of 4-MI.
Following this report, Coca Cola has asked the caramel manufacturers to modify the production process to reduce the amount of 4-MI.
In Singapore, Coca Cola released a statement that Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has approved the use of the caramel found in all Coca-Cola products.
This post was written by: Mark Ferdinand Tayag
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