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Friday, January 13, 2012

Coke, Pepsi Attempt To Ease Juice Fears

Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday it has been contacted by a "relatively small number" of consumers with questions about an unapproved fungicide the company reported finding in some of its orange juice sold in the US.

"We've received a relatively small number of calls," Coke spokesman Dan Schafer said.
Coke confirmed Wednesday that it had found the fungicide in orange juice made by Coke and its competitors, and alerted federal regulators that some Brazilian growers had sprayed trees with the substance, which is legal in Brazil but not approved for use in the US.

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