PepsiCo: Stop using BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil; a flame retardant) in Mountain Dew.
  • Petitioning Indra Nooyi

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Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi
President, PepsiCo
Zein Abdalla

PepsiCo: Stop using BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil; a flame retardant) in Mountain Dew.

    1. Robert Samphire
    2. Petition by

      Robert Samphire

      Woodinville, WA

I love Mountain Dew, as do my teenage kids but I no longer drink it or have it in my home. Mountain Dew is a huge seller in the soft drink market, especially with the younger generation. I doubt the long term effects of regularly consuming drinks with BVO are known.

If PepsiCo can take BVO out of Gatorade, why not Mountain Dew, too?

I'm just disappointed in the FDA for allowing this to be used in our food and in companies like PepsiCo for continuing to use it after knowing it's potential side effects.

BVO is a flame retardant chemical shown to have neurological and thyroid side effects (amongst others). It is banned in Europe, Japan and India for use as a food additive. It was recently discontinued by PepsiCo in some citrus Gatorade flavors (thanks to a petition on change.org) but PepsiCo says it has no plans to remove it from Mt. Dew.

Please sign. Here are some references, if interested:

http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=15164724

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2013/01/27/gatorade-removing-controversial-vegetable-oil-ingredient/

 

To:
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
Zein Abdalla, President, PepsiCo
You tell us to 'Do The Dew' yet continue to add a flame retardant chemical to Mt. Dew. You recently decided to stop using BVO in Gatorade but continue to put it in Mt. Dew which is consumed by millions more people than Gatorade and is especially popular with the youth of this country.

Stop using BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) in Mountain Dew!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • clayton Giovanni COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      Mt. Dew is SUCCESSFULLY sold around the world WITHOUT BVO...so why are Americans forced to have it in their drinks?

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    • Henry Graham TUCSON, AZ
      • about 1 month ago

      I am sick and tired of all the dangerous additives put in foods in USA that is making us fatter and very ill ... enough to have side effects from food and drinks.

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    • Brenda Lachowicz WARMINSTER, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      No chemicals for kids!

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    • David Feiten BERKELEY, CA
      • 2 months ago

      I don't want to drink BVO. It gives me a headache. I don't want to die from BVO Mountain Dew.

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    • sur lex NEW YORK, NY
      • 2 months ago

      because is POISon to your health.

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