More Trouble for Coke (and Others)

Here’s another story about high-profile beverage producers facing legal sanctions for something that may-or-may-not be in their product, and that may-or-may-not be dangerous.

Companies Change Kids Drinks In Cancer Debate

Coca-Cola Co. was sued Friday as part of an effort to force soft drink makers to eliminate ingredients in their products that can form cancer-causing benzene.
The complaint against the soft drink giant came as two smaller companies settled a lawsuit over benzene, which is linked to leukemia.
“I think if they understand that consumers, and perhaps courts, expect them to eliminate this problem, they will,” said Boston lawyer Andrew Rainer, who represents the parents.
A Coca-Cola spokesman said the lawsuit is not about consumer safety but about lining lawyers’ pockets.

Coke? Bad for you? What a thought!

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