Issue Date: February 4, 2013 | Web Date: January 31, 2013
PepsiCo To Pull Brominated Vegetable Oil Out Of Gatorade
A Mississippi teenager is declaring victory following PepsiCo’s decision to pull brominated vegetable oil from its Gatorade sports drink line.
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is used to keep citrus flavors suspended in soft drinks such as Mountain Dew and some flavors of Gatorade. It is prohibited in some countries and the European Union but allowed in the U.S. and Latin America.
Last year, 15-year-old Sarah Kavanagh says that she Googled “brominated vegetable oil” . . .
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