world's largest producer of carbonated beverages - the company Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are changing the formulation to prevent the placing on the bottles warning of cancer. These changes are related to the fact that the US state of California recently included in the list of carcinogenic substances 4-methylimidazole, which is used in the caramel coloring for Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola, reports BBC. However, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo insist that the new recipe will be applied to all the territory of the United States, and it will help improve the efficiency of the production of beverages. "Although we believe that these changes are not related to any threat to human health, we asked vendors of caramel to take this step so that our products do not fall under the requirement of placing scientifically unsubstantiated warnings," - said the representative of Coca-Cola Diana Harz-Charlante.
As a result of a research were contacted with 4-methylimidazole of cancer in mice and rats. However, there is no evidence that the substance poses a risk to human health, according to the American Association of beverage manufacturers. The US Department of quality control of food and drugs emphasizes that for doses of 4-methylimidazole, introduced during the studies on laboratory mice and rats, the person should drink a thousand cans of Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola. The share of the companies Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for almost 90% of the market of carbonated beverages. See also: Coca-Cola has mixed the colors of Ukrainian flag on the posters for Euro 2012. The most useful of champagne - pink. Bitter drinks make people more critical and severe. Top 10 popular cocktails.