Shareholders press Coca-Cola for BPA statement

April 22: Coca-Cola is being pressed by shareholders to state its position about consumer concerns on the effects in its cans of Bisphenol-A, the chemical used in the manufacture of epoxy phenolic coatings.

Yesterday a group of shareholders was expected to vote for a proposal that would ask the company to reveal more about why it has backed the use of BPA-based coatings.

Coca-Cola has said that it supports the use of BPA-based internal coatings, saying that the chemical meets tolerable daily intake levels set by a number of regulatory bodies around the world, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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