Coke Accused Of Lying About Artificial Ingredients

By Gavin Broady (August 28, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT) -- A group of California consumers has accused Coca-Cola Co. of deceiving consumers about the ingredients in its signature soft drink, saying in a putative class action filed Tuesday that the company lies about the presence of artificial flavorings and preservatives in Coke products.

Named plaintiffs George Engurasoff and Joshua Ogden say that the world's leading beverage company has been duping consumers by omitting the presence of artificial ingredients and in some cases even promising the drink is free of both artificial flavorings and preservatives.

The suit specifically takes issue with the company's use of phosphoric acid, which they say is an...

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