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May
08

Coca-Cola to phase out use of additive after DNA damage claim

Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest soft drinks company, is phasing out a controversial additive that may cause hyperactivity and DNA damage. By August, no cans of Diet Coke should contain the preservative sodium benzoate.

Coca-Cola wants to remove E211 (sodium benzoate) from other products where possible. But the company said there were no satisfactory alternatives yet for its high-acid drinks Fanta and Dr Pepper. The substance also remains in rival drinks such as Irn-Bru, Pepsi Max and Lucozade.

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4 Responses to “Coca-Cola to phase out use of additive after DNA damage claim”


  1. May 28, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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  2. May 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    whiny says : I absolutely agree with this !

  3. May 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

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