Delhi: Limca, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi are the three of
the 12 soft drinks that were cleared for pesticide residue
following tests at a government laboratory. The Indian
health ministry on Thursday had made public the contentious
report on pesticide residue in soft drinks as analysed
by the Mysore-based Central Food Technological Research
the 12 brands tested, only Limca from the Coca-Cola stable,
Diet Pepsi and Pepsi were below the permissible limits
for pesticides as per the European Union norms, the CFTRI
report pointed out.
report was commissioned by the health ministry in the
wake of a study done on soft drinks by an environmental
group, Centre for Science and Environment.