Consumer Reports Investigation Pushes FDA to Review Safety of Caramel …

Consumer Reports Investigation Pushes FDA to Review Safety of Caramel …

January 25, 2014 Off By administrator

Consumer Reports Investigation Pushes FDA to Review Safety of Caramel …
Article from TopNews New Zealand:

Consumer Reports carried out an investigation on 12 different soft drinks purchased commonly in California and New York.

The study, carried out over a nine-month period, found Pepsi One and Malta Goya to be having 4-methyliminazole (4-Mel). It is an impurity that is produced during the production of some caramel colorings.

Dr. Urvashi Rangan, lead author of the Consumer Reports investigation, said single 12-ounce servings of Pepsi One and Malta Goya had more than 29 micrograms of 4-methylimidazole. Consumer Reports has asked the California attorney general’s office to investigate the matter as both the drinks were also not containing any warning.

For now, it has not been confirmed as to whether 4-methylimidazole is a carcinogen or not, but California includes it in the list of carcinogens. Moreover, the state law has made it a compulsion to have a cancer warning label on products that contain a certain level of 4-methylimidazole.

This has led the Food and Drug Administration to review the safety of caramel colorings. “These efforts will inform the FDA’s safety analysis and will help the agency determine what, if any, regulatory action needs to be taken”, said FDA Spokeswoman Juli Putnam.

PepsiCo spokeswoman Aurora Gonzalez is quite concerned over the study findings and thinks that the report is factually incorrect.
 

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