Coca-Cola modifies Caramel color to avoid Cancer Label warning

March 7, 2012 by Allison Aubrey @ NPR

When the state of California added the compound 4-methylimidazole, also known as 4-MI or 4-MEI, to its list of known carcinogens in 2011, it created a problem for the soda industry.

The caramel color they used to give colas that distinctive, brown hue contained levels of 4-MI that would have warranted a cancer warning label on every can sold in the state […]

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