Pepsi and Coca Cola Make Changes to Sodas to Avoid Cancer Warning

Pepsi and Coca Cola are making changes to the way they make caramel coloring used in their soft drinks because a new California law requires cancer warnings on the labels of beverages containing a certain amount of carcinogens.

According to USA Today, the companies announced that the changes will be expanded nationally to update their manufacturing processes. A Coca-Cola representative said the company told its caramel suppliers to modify their manufacturing process to reduce the levels of the chemical 4-methylimidazole.

In February, the Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration to stop the use of ammonia-sulfate caramel coloring.

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