Coke, Pepsi Use Loophole to Avoid Cancer Warning

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Candace Choi:

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 come with a cancer warning label.

Wowzers. This is big.


A spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration said the petition is being reviewed. But he 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.

Hmm. I’ll let everyone be the judge on whether this is sensationalism to attack people’s weakness. I think it is big news that there is enough of a carcinogen in cola to warrant a cancer warning, but if the FDA is saying that you would have to drink 1,000 cans per day, maybe it’s a little less of a big deal.

I am fairly confident that there are other things most people do frequently that can cause cancer in far less that 1,000 uses in a day.

(via Gizmodo thru Conor Porter)