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Group claims Pepsi still using carcinogen in soda formula

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

An environmental group claims Pepsi contains a chemical linked to cancer, even after the drink maker said it would change its formula.

The Center for Environmental Health says testing detected traces of the carcinogen 4-mel in the soda's caramel coloring.

In March, Pepsi and Coca-Cola said they would adjust their formulas after California passed a law mandating drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens come with a cancer warning label.

Pepsi says its sodas should transition to the new caramel coloring by February.

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