Coca-Cola drops flame retardant ingredient in sports drink

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Monday, May 05, 2014

TIME: The company will no longer use brominated vegetable oil, which has been linked to a flame retardant, in its Powerade sports drink.

A spokesperson for the company said its Powerade drinks were now free of brominated vegetable oil, an ingredient that has been linked to a flame retardant, reports the Associated Press. Coca-Cola has said before that the ingredient helps “improve stability and prevent certain ingredients from separating.”

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