In connection with innovations in California legislation, recipes for the most popular carbonated drinks Coca-Cola и Pepsi Cola some changes will be made. However, this will affect only this state, in the rest of the world everything will remain the same.
The fact is that in both cases, the composition of the drink includes the substance 4-methylimidazole, which is recognized as a carcinogen. And under the new law, food manufacturers are required to report all such substances on the packaging, emphasizing the fact that these chemicals can lead to cancer. Naturally, this did not please the company at all.
It was decided to significantly reduce the level of this substance. The most interesting thing is that it plays absolutely no role in the taste of the product, being a dye. That is, if desired, it will not be so difficult to find a safer substitute for it.
However, on the other hand, studies show that in order to develop a tumor, a person must drink about one thousand liters of cola per day in order to receive the dose of 4-methylimidazole necessary in order to get sick.