Pepsi Faces New Suit Over Hiding Caramel Color Content

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 6:07 PM EST) -- PepsiCo Inc. was hit with a new proposed class action Tuesday accusing it of violating California's Proposition 65 labeling requirements by failing to warn consumers that the caramel coloring in its Pepsi One drink contains a chemical that the state considers a carcinogen.

The beverage giant did not warn consumers that its Pepsi One soft drink contains the carcinogen 4-methylimidazole, known as 4-MEI, which has been on California's Proposition 65 list of carcinogens since 2011, according to a consumer suit by Kelly Ree lodged in California...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kelly Ree v. PepsiCo, Inc.

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


David O. Carter

Date Filed

March 4, 2014

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