Coca-Cola formula secret revealed (updated)
|March 23, 2007|
The secret of the Coca-Cola formula, which the world-famous company has been keeping as the apple of an eye since 1886, has been revealed.
Last September, the head of the St. Nicholas Muammer Karabulut Foundation’s Peace Council in Turkey filed a lawsuit against Coca-Cola, demanding it disclose the formula of the soft drink it produces.
“We have become aware of the world's most protected professional secret. We learned Coca-Cola's formula when studying materials that were presented by lawyers of the company at the Antalya Consumer Court,” said Karabulut.
"Earlier information appeared on the composition of the drink, but it was not so detailed and did not contain accurate information about the extract. It was reported, in particular, that Coca-Cola contains extract of different leaves, roots of the mimosa tree and aromatic additives", - continued Karabulut.
"Meanwhile, according to the results of our research, it was found that this extract is a natural dye" carmine "or a food additive" cochineal ", extracted from cochineal cherries. In the food industry, it is also known as carmine acid, which is assigned the international index E-120" - said the source, not specifying what kind of research was conducted.
As is well known, raw materials made from cochlean worms is not a kosher product.
"Turkish law does not prohibit the use of natural dyes for the production of soft drinks," said Karabulut. At the same time, he added that some religions consider eating insects as well as drinks containing extracts from them as sinful.
Karabulut recalled that the process against Coca-Cola was initiated by him on the basis of local legislation, which requires food producers to inform buyers about the substances contained in them.
"Even on bottles with plain water, which is sold in Turkey, there is complete information about the substances contained in it." Coca-Cola also hides information to which consumers are legally entitled.
For the sake of the health of our children, we want to know what specific substances are used to make the drink, and whether they are not harmful. Coca-Cola cannot manufacture its products in Turkey unless there is detailed information on the substances contained in it on the etiquette of soft drinks, ”said Karabulut before the start of the trial.
According to the assurance of the head of the Peace Council of the Saint Nicholas Foundation, he will seek to place the formula of the drink on his label. He did not rule out that the next stage of the litigation with the company would be the consideration of his claim in the Court of Cassation of Turkey.
"Those who consume the drink, which for 50 years has been considered the best-selling in Turkey, should know exactly what they drink," said Karabulut.
At the same time, Coca-Cola's Istanbul lawyer, Binnur Kortun, denied disclosing the secret of the formula of a popular soft drink.
“The formula of the drink is kept strictly confidential. Only two people know it,” said the lawyer, who represents the interests of the world famous company at the Antalya Consumer Court.
"The dossier that we submitted to the court contains general data concerning Coca-Cola. Its formula is not disclosed in them," added Kortun.
According to RIA News