Revealed the secret Coca-Cola formula (updated)
The mystery of Coca-Cola formula, which is a world famous company keeps as the apple of an eye to 1886, disclosed.
In September last year, the current head of the Turkish Peace Foundation of St. Nicholas Muammer Karabulut Council sued the company Coca-Cola, demanding to reveal the formula produced by her soft drink.
"We have become known for the most protected in the world of professional secret formula Coca-Cola, we learned in the study of materials that are in the process of passing the court in cases of Antalya consumers reported the company's lawyers." - Karabulut said.
"Earlier in the press appeared information about the composition of the drink, but it was not as extensive and does not contain accurate information about the extract. It has been reported, in particular, the fact that Coca-Cola contains extract of different leaves, the roots of the tree of mimosa and flavors" - continued Karabulut.
"Meanwhile, according to a study we conducted it was found that this extract is a natural dye" carmine "or food additive" cochineal ", extracted from koshenilnyh scale insects. In the food industry it is also known as carminic acid, which received an international E-120 Index" , - said the source, without specifying what kind of research was conducted.
As you know, the raw material made of koshenilnyh scale insects are not kosher product.
"In 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 sinful eating insects, as well as beverages containing extracts from them.
Karabulut said that the case against Coca-Cola was excited him on the basis of local legislation that requires food manufacturers to inform customers about the substances contained in them.
"Even on the bottles with plain water, which is sold in Turkey, there is complete information about the substances contained in it." Coca-Cola also hide information on which consumers are legally entitled.
For the sake of the health of our children, we want to know which substances are used for the production of the drink, and if they are not harmful. Coca-Cola can not produce their products in Turkey, if on the label of soft drinks will be more information on the substances contained in it ", - said Karabulut on the eve of the trial.
On assurance of the head of the World Council of St. Nicholas Foundation, he will seek to deploy drink formula on its label. He did not rule out that the next stage of litigation with the company will 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, need to know what they are drinking," - said Karabulut.
At the same time Istanbul lawyer Coca-Cola Company Binnur Kortunov denied the information on the disclosure of the secret formula of the popular soft drink.
"The formula of the drink is kept in strict confidence She knew only two people.", - Said the lawyer, who is on trial in the court of Consumer Affairs Antalya interests of the world-famous company.
"The dossier, which we handed over to the court, provides general data concerning Coca-Cola Its formula was not disclosed to them." - Added Kortunov.
Based on materials from RIA Novosti