Caramel Coloring in Cola and Soda May Cause 5000 Cancer Cases Each Year

February 22, 2015 8:33 PM

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Soft drink manufacturers have been facing some challenges in the past month. To begin with, a government panel of nutrition experts recently recommended a tax on sugary drinks and snacks. In a prepared statement released Friday, committee members wrote, “Taxation on higher sugar and sodium-containing foods may encourage consumers to reduce consumption and revenues generated could support health promotion efforts.”

Beyond a potential tax on its products, however, soft drink manufactures were dealt another blow when Consumer Reports published an article warning that those who consume soda daily might develop cancer from exposure to the ingredient that provides many sodas with their “caramel color.”

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