Coca-Cola Will Stop Using BVO in All Drinks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The ingredient -- which Coca-Cola says prevents certain ingredients from separating -- had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager.

Coca-Cola says it will drop a controversial ingredient from a variety of its drinks, not just Powerade.
The Atlanta-based company says brominated vegetable oil is still being used in some flavors of Fanta and Fresca, as well as several citrus-flavored fountain drinks.
The ingredient -- which Coca-Cola says prevents certain ingredients from separating -- had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager. The ingredient will be replaced with others that fill the same function.
The Associated Press reported Sunday that Coca-Cola is dropping BVO from Powerade, following a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.
Although companies stand by the safety of BVO, they say such changes are in response to customer feedback. Several companies have changed recipes as people look for foods they feel are natural.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 258048001 - wilx.com/a?a=258048001
Gray Television, Inc.