Volume 91 Issue 5 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 4, 2013 | Web Date: January 31, 2013

PepsiCo To Pull Brominated Vegetable Oil Out Of Gatorade

Soft Drinks: Plans to replace ingredient come on tails of negative perception, online petition
Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: brominated vegetable oil, gatorade, mountain dew

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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