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Coca-Cola removes flame retardant from ingredients

The Coca-Cola Company is saying goodbye to BVO after the grown momentum of people being opposed to the ingredient. BVO is the abbreviation for Brominated Vegetable Oil. It sounds harmless, but the fact that it can be used as a flame retardant is the reason the movement to remove it from the popular soda started.

PepsiCo was the first to remove BVO from Gatorade, after a teen from Mississippi built awareness of the flame retardant ingredient by getting 200,000 people to sign a petition to have it removed. Though Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have now dropped BVO from their ingredients list, they still stand behind the safety of it.

Brominated Vegetable Oil, or BVO, is primarily found in citrus flavored drinks. It is used as an emulsifier to keep ingredients from separating from each other.

Source: CNN

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