Chlorine Laden Coca-Cola Revoked in Vietnam
Thanh Nien News
May 15, 2007

The Vietnam Food Administration said Monday that Coca Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd. will have to explain and live up to its withdrawal of chlorine-heavy Fanta soft drinks from the northern market.

Coca Cola Vietnam revoked several batches of 1.5-liter plastic bottles of Fanta soft drinks in Hanoi and adjacent provinces March 18-22.

A laboratory at the Vietnam Institute of Science and Technology proved that the product samples had 35 times more chlorine than the acceptable level.

Earlier, Lam Binh Vu, Coca Cola’s manager of techniques and quality in Indochina, said the company had sent samples for tests overseas but had yet to receive the results.

He did not convincingly explain why the products were withdrawn.

The administration will ask the Ministry of Health to investigate the case further.

Source: Tuoi Tre ­ Translated by Tuong Nhi

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