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2008-09-03 00:00:18

The Coca-Cola Company announced today its intention to make cash offers to purchase China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, a Hong Kong listed company which owns the Huiyuan juice business throughout China. The Coca-Cola business in China has been operating since 1979 and is well known for its sparkling beverage brands such as Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta. In the last few years, the Company has also introduced a number of still beverage brands, including Guo Li Chen (Minute Maid Pulpy) and...

2006-08-25 13:52:09

By Anupama Chandrasekaran NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Coke and Pepsi defend allegations of high pesticide levels in soft drinks sold in India, industry experts are skeptical whether the companies' responses to the issue will prevent a sales drop in India for the second consecutive year. In a report published earlier this month, environmental group The Center for Science and Environment (CSE) said it found traces of pesticides far above permissible levels in the products of the two...

2006-08-25 01:50:00

KOCHI, India (Reuters) - An Indian court declined on Friday to lift a regional ban on the production and sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi products, imposed after an environment group said the drinks contained dangerous levels of pesticides. The high court in the southern state of Kerala said it would not give temporary respite to the two global giants until their petitions against the state government's ban was heard and the case disposed. It said the next hearing of the case would be on September...

2006-08-22 11:15:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's health minister said on Tuesday an environmental group that said soft drinks produced by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo contain high levels of pesticides had failed to prove its claims. But the group, the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) rejected Anbumani Ramadoss's statement and accused him of pandering to big multinationals at the expense of public health. The CSE said in its report, published nearly three weeks ago, that it had found traces of pesticides far...

2006-08-09 06:30:00

BANGALORE, India -- Two southern Indian states banned the sale of soft drinks produced by Coca-Cola and Pepsi on Wednesday after an environmental group said it had found pesticides in the global giants' products. While the coastal state of Kerala announced a blanket ban on the production and distribution of the two soft drinks, its neighbour Karnataka banned them from schools, colleges and hospitals, officials said. Three states previously imposed bans similar to the one in Karnataka after...

2006-08-06 04:05:00

AHMEDABAD, - Officials in Gujarat have banned fizzy drinks from hundreds of state school and college canteens after a pressure group said it had found pesticides in those produced by the Indian arms of Coca-Cola and Pepsi. "We do not want to sell these drinks in educational institutions until we are sure about the content," the state's education minister, Anandiben Patel, told Reuters. The ban will apply to about 300 colleges and 600 schools. A study released last week by the Delhi-based...

2006-08-04 09:25:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Local arms of cola giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were asked by India's Supreme Court on Friday to respond to a petition seeking to force them to list all chemicals present in their drinks on bottles. The move comes two days after a local environmental group, the Center for Science and Environment, said it had found pesticide residues in the companies' drinks in excess of international guidelines. But Friday's hearing had been scheduled weeks before the findings were...

2006-08-03 07:10:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An environmental group said on Wednesday bottles of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. soft drinks in India still contained traces of pesticide, highlighting weak food safety laws in the country. "If soft drinks are the choice of millions, the least that can be done is that these drinks are regulated," said Sunita Narain, director of the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE), at a news conference. A 2003 study by CSE briefly dented the companies' sales when it...

2006-08-02 18:20:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An environmental group said on Wednesday bottles of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. soft drinks in India still contained traces of pesticide, highlighting weak food safety laws in the country. "If soft drinks are the choice of millions, the least that can be done is that these drinks are regulated," said Sunita Narain, director of the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE), at a news conference. A 2003 study by CSE briefly dented the companies' sales when it...

2006-08-02 10:25:00

NEW DELHI -- An environmental group said on Wednesday bottles of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. soft drinks in India still contained traces of pesticide, highlighting weak food safety laws in the country. "If soft drinks are the choice of millions, the least that can be done is that these drinks are regulated," said Sunita Narain, director of the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE), at a news conference. A 2003 study by CSE briefly dented the companies' sales when it said it...