Although the soda company discredits any scientific research that led California lawmakers to consider a coloring substance called 4-MEI a carcinogen, Coca-Cola has decided to reformulate their product to avoid slapping a cancer warning label on it.
In 2011, the Center for Science in the Public Interest found the levels of 4-MEI in most 12-ounce servings of soda exceeded the 29 microgram limit that Cali recommended.
Despite releasing a statement that insists, "The 4-MEI levels in our products pose no health or safety risks," Coca-Cola is modifying its manufacturing process to comply with pressure from the government and consumer watchdog groups.
We don't know why Coke is being so bitter about this.
If there is even a slight CHANCE that a product (which is believed to be completely harmless, with the exception of too much sugar) may cause a deadly disease, the problem should be addressed. The fact of the matter is customers will feel at ease thanks to the change, so Coca-Cola should stop complaining.
Do U think the company made the right decision by reformulating their beverages to include less of a chemical that has been linked to cancer?