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FDA Steps in to Regulate Carcinogens in Pepsi

The Los Angeles Times reports that California Prop. 65 “requires any product containing more than 29 micrograms of 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), a possible cancer-causing chemical found in artificial coloring, per day, to have a warning label…by February.” But a new study done by consumer reports has found that “samples taken from Pepsi One bottles in California between April and September 2013 contained 43.5 micrograms of 4-MeI, and 39.5 micrograms in bottles tested in December 2013” and that none of the bottles contained warning labels. Pepsi Co. officials claim they have adhered to all laws “because people on average drink 100 milliliters per day of soda, or less than a third of a 12 ounce can and that this averages to 29 micrograms.

Read the article published by the Los Angeles Times.

Read the study by consumers reports.