Coca-Cola Products from India Rejected by US Government, Labeled Unsafe
By P Vinod Kumar
Financial Express
June 10, 2005

Chennai: The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has rejected consignments of MNCs Coca-Cola India, Hindustan Lever, Procter & Gamble and Britannia from India on the grounds that they are ‘unsafe’ or not conforming to US laws.

According to information sourced from the USFDA, a shipment of Fanta sent by Coca-Cola India from Mumbai to the US was rejected on May 19 on the grounds that it contained ‘unsafe colour’. The regulator said the ‘article appears to be, or to bear or contain a colour additive which is unsafe’. Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been under fire in India for allegedly allowing higher pesticide content than permitted internationally.

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