Serious questions remain over how America's food safety watchdog
handled the presence of benzene residues in soft drinks, a senior
ex-official has said, after tests showed some drinks still
contained the chemical 15 years after...
Canada's health regulator has found benzene in about 20 per cent of
the soft drinks and other beverages it analyzed in a survey this
year, with four found to have exceeded the country's standard for
the cancer-causing chemical.
Australian beverage makers are being asked to review existing
products and new formulations to minimize the presence of benzene,
a carcinogenic chemical recently identified at levels several times
the WHO guideline in some US and...
Five US soft drinks were found containing the cancer-causing
chemical benzene at levels above the legal limit for drinking
water, America's food safety watchdog has announced, sparking calls
for more thorough testing.
Soft drinks firms have bowed to pressure from lawyers by pledging
to pull more fizzy drinks out of US schools, but faced continued
uncertainty last night as some legal experts involved pointed to
loopholes in the deal.
A new test should more accurately show the amount of benzene in
soft drinks on shop shelves, but that does not mean there is no
problem, says the scientist behind the new procedure to
America's soft drinks association said it would have to look again
at benzene in drinks, after new tests revealed to
BeverageDaily.com suggest it and food safety authorities
failed to stamp out a problem.
US food safety authorities have re-opened an investigation closed
15 years ago into soft drinks contaminated with cancer-causing
chemical benzene, following evidence the industry has failed to
sort out the problem, BeverageDaily.com...