Coca-Cola officially responds to Sprite poisoning cases

12:27, February 02, 2010      

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Coca-Cola has told Chinese media outlet Netease that there is no mercury in the production chain, and it has been basically confirmed that the two cases of Sprite poisoning were maliciously added after products had left the factory. At present, the case is under police investigation.

In November 2009 and January of this year two cases of suspected Sprite mercury poisoning have occurred in Beijing. Both products were made in September 2009. Later Coca-Cola Beijing Company sent the same batch of products to the Bureau of Quality Supervision Inspection in Chaoyang District, and where they failed to find any mercury component.

The person in charge of Coca-Cola said that this is an isolated incident, and that he has basically determined these cases were maliciously done after production. Coca-Cola is actively cooperating with the investigation and hopes to get to the bottom of the incident as soon as possible. At the same time, Coca-Cola stressed that there is no mercury in the Sprite production process, and ask consumers not to worry about this.

At present, the police have not yet made an announcement on the progress of the investigation.

By People's Daily Online
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