Our recent testing from 10 states found high levels of cancer-causing 4-MEI in all Pepsi cola products analyzed, while only 1 Coke product was found with 4-MEI problems.
Our tests found that the Pepsi products from Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio contain up to 8 times the amount of 4-MEI that triggers a safety warning in California where it either requires a warning label or must be removed due to health risks.
In fact, a soda drinker outside California who has just 2 Pepsi’s a week would exceed the state safety limit – an alarming statistic, given the average American soda consumer drinks more than 2 sodas every day! For the Pepsi with the most 4-MEI, you'd only need to drink it once a week to exceed the state safety limit.
It’s been more than a year since Pepsi promised to change their Cola nationwide --- and yet we found every product tested from outside of California still contains a cancer-causing ingredient! Pepsi recently promised to change again – this time they say it will happen by next February!
Urge Pepsi to act more quickly to clean up its act because consumers' health should not be risked with this cancer-causing chemical!
Tell Pepsi's CEO Indra Nooyi that you want safer soda now, not Pepsi with a cancer-causing chemical!
I am pleased to hear that Pepsi will be removing 4MEI from its products, but I am surprised that your company is far behind Coke when it comes to eliminating this cancer-causing chemical from your cola.
Your consumers outside of California deserve the same safer product you are now selling in that state. I am eager to hear that you are taking immediate action to resolve this problem.