Could Pepsi or Cola Give You Cancer?
Of the popular beverages around the world, Coca-Cola and Pepsi generate billions of retail sales annually. However, in 2012, California passed a law mandating that all drinks containing a certain amount of cancer-causing ingredients must include a cancer risk warning on their labels. One such ingredient to be listed was the caramel coloring agent ammonia sulfite, or 4-Mel, which is commonly used in soda products. In order to curtail the mandatory cancer risk labeling, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi agreed to remove the 4-Mel from the sodas distributed across America.