Coca-Cola Products from India Rejected by US Government, Labeled Unsafe
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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