Carcinogens http://nhpr.org en Coca-Cola Modifies Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning Label http://nhpr.org/post/coca-cola-modifies-caramel-color-avoid-cancer-warning-label When the state of California added the compound 4-methylimidazole, also known as 4-MI or 4-MEI, to its list of known carcinogens in 2011, it created a problem for the soda industry.<p>The caramel color they used to give colas that distinctive, brown hue contained levels of 4-MI that would have warranted a cancer warning label on every can sold in the state.<p>And this wasn't the industry's only challenge. The Center for Science in the Public Interest <a href="http://www.cspinet.org/new/201102161.html">petitioned </a>the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban ammonia-sulfite caramel color. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 2360 at http://nhpr.org Coca-Cola Modifies Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning Label