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Coca-Cola Announces Removal of Questionable Ingredient from Products

The New York Times reports that Coca-Cola is to remove brominated vegetable oil from its citrus-flavored products after consumers reported concerns over the ingredient. A Coca-Cola representative states, “Brominated vegetable oil is used in some of our beverages to improve the stability of our products, preventing certain ingredients from separating” and that the product is very safe. Still, after a petition on Change.org was signed by nearly 200,000 people, the company has announced that they will “replace the oil with sucrose acetate isobutyrate and glycerol ester of rosin, either singly or in combination” in their citrus-flavored products. In response to public concern, they also announced that they will remove the oil from all of their products by the end of the year.

Read it in The New York Times.