Coca-Cola has issued a statement: it removes controversial flavor stabilizer of some drinks. It is noteworthy that a similar statement at the beginning of the year made it the main competitor – the company PepsiCo Inc. It is about brominated vegetable oil, which is fire retardant and flame retardants containing bromine.
According to Reuters, Coca-Cola removed the dangerous ingredient of the two versions (strawberry fruit punch and lemonade) sports drink Powerade. In the near future the same changes are expected soda Fanta and Fresca, as well as drinks with citrus flavor, overflowing from the machines. This should happen by the end of the year.
Worldwide common standards to be adopted in respect of drinks Coca-Cola. However, when it drinks in all countries will release the new formulation, not reported. Instead, brominated vegetable oil, the company is going to use a food stabilizer – sucrose acetate isobutyrate (E444) or glycerol ester of rosin (often found in chewing gum).
Brominated vegetable oil is poorly understood and is probably dangerous component addictive. The whole story began with him when the American teenager Sarah Kavanagh circulated on the Net two petitions, which were devoted to the removal of questionable component of drinks. The pressure worked. Petition to PepsiCo’s gathered more than 200,000 signatures. The petition to the Coca-Cola – 60,000 signatures.Back