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Lawsuit says PepsiCo failed to disclose cancer-causing ingredient
Lawsuit says PepsiCo failed to disclose cancer-causing ingredient

An Orange County woman has filed suit against PepsiCo Inc., alleging that the food and beverage company failed to warn consumers that its diet soda, Pepsi One, contains a cancer-causing component. Kelly Ree contends in the lawsuit that Pepsi One contains a dangerous level of 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, which has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory mice. She said the company was required to warn consumers of the danger under California's Proposition 65 but failed to do so. "Plaintiff would not have purchased the product had she known that it contained 4-MEI well in excess of Proposition 65 guidelines," the lawsuit contends.  Ree said she purchased the soda in...

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