January 28, 2013

Brominated Vegetable Oil

1 Pepsi Removes Controversial Drink Chemical

PepsiCo Inc has announced that it is removing a controversial chemical from its Gatorade drinks. Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is a chemical containing bromine which is also found in fire retardants. The ingredient is used in some citrus-flavored drinks such as Orange and Lemonade to keep the flavor evenly distributed. The chemical has been linked to memory loss and nerve disorders when consumed in large quantities. Molly Carter, a spokeswoman for Gatorade, said BVO-free versions of the beverage will be introduced to US consumers in the next couple of months. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, BVO is a “poorly tested and possibly dangerous food additive and there is no reason to use it in Gatorade or other drinks.”

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Tags: CSPI, Gatorade, Sports Drinks, Brominated Vegetable Oil, Food Additives

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