Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:02

Manufacturers of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola forced to change their traditional recipe drinks - ingredients of soda found a substance that was found to cause cancer.

Carcinogen is a member of caramel, which is colored with water. If producers do not change the composition, it is next month on the labels of Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and diet versions of these drinks a warning about their dangers.

Five well-known experts on carcinogens have joined the call to ban the use of caramel dye, produced with the use of ammonia.

Also, experts believe that the name "caramel coloring" may be misleading consumers and should be clarified if the product contains "Caramel, produced with ammonia and sulphite" that some manufacturers as "natural."

Products that contain more than the allowed rate of carcinogenic substances must contain a warning label. For 4-metilmidazola, the permissible level is 16 micrograms per person per day from a single product. Popular brands Coca-Cola contains about 200 mg of this substance on the 0.5 liter bottle, and many people drink more than one bottle per day.

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