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Coca-Cola will stop putting flame retardant chemical in Powerade
Coca-Cola will stop putting flame retardant chemical in Powerade

Coca-Cola announced that it will stop using brominated vegetable oil, an ingredient that is a patented flame retardant for plastics, in its Powerade sports drink. The ingredient has been banned for use in Europe and Japan, but it shows up on ingredient lists in the U.S., primarily in citrus-flavored soft drinks. According to the Food and Drug Administration, brominated vegetable oil can be used safely if "used on an interim basis as a stabilizer for flavoring oils used in fruit-flavored beverages...." "Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is used in some of our beverages to improve the stability of our products, preventing certain ingredients from separating,"...

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