Suits Say Pepsi, Goya Masked Caramel Color Content

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 5:11 PM EST) -- PepsiCo Inc. and Goya Foods Inc. were hit Thursday with proposed class actions in California federal court accusing them of covering up how much of an alleged carcinogen is contained in their soft drinks, the same day the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the chemical.

Plaintiff Thamar Santisteban Cortina alleges Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi One and Malta Goya soft drinks contain an amount of 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MeI sufficient to expose consumers to substantial health risks. She also said the companies deceptively omit...
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