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JAN 25, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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PepsiCo replacing Gatorade ingredient after online petition

(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc is removing a controversial chemical from its Gatorade drinks following concerns from consumers and an online petition by a Mississippi teenager. Gatorade said the change was not a response to the petition, although the 15-year-old girl claimed victory. The ingredient, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), is a chemical containing bromine, which is found in fire retardants. Small quantities of BVO are used legally in some citrus-flavored drinks in the United States to keep the flavor evenly distributed. It was present in Gatorade Orange and Lemonade and other smaller ... Read More

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