Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are finally working to remove a
controversial ingredient called called brominated vegetable oil from all their drinks, including Mountain Dew, Fanta and Powerade.
This ois power of social media-This was a step after a petitions on Change.org by a Mississippi teenager who wanted it out .This ingredient has been patented as a flame retardant and isn't approved for use in Japan and the European Union
PepsiCo also uses BVO in its Mountain Dew and Amp energy drinks. The company,
based in Purchase, New York, didn't provide a timeline for when it expects the
removal to be complete.
Coca-Cola had also said that it's removing the ingredient from all its drinks to be consistent in the
ingredients it uses around the world.
In addition to Powerade, Coca-Cola uses BVO in some flavors of Fanta, Fresca and several citrus-flavored fountain drinks.
The Centre for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group, notes that the Food and Drug Administration permitted the use of BVO on an interim basis in 1970 pending additional study. Decades later, the group notes that BVO is still on the interim list.
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