Coca Cola

The Coca-Cola Company engages in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups worldwide. The company also produces, markets, and distributes juices and juice drinks, as well as water products. It sells beverage concentrates and syrups to bottling and canning operators, distributors, fountain wholesalers, and fountain retailers. The company’s beverage products comprise bottled and canned soft drinks and beverages, as well as concentrates, syrups, and not-ready-to-drink powder products. In addition, The Coca-Cola Company markets and distributes sports drinks, teas, coffees, and other beverage products.

Coca-Cola Co.
One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-676-2121
Fax: 404-676-6792

Pepsi and Coke under fire again

An Indian non-governmental organisation says samples of Coca-Cola and Pepsi products are showing even worse levels of pesticides than in a previous study.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said their investigations revealed that the drinks contain harmful residues, posing a health risk.

A CSE report in 2003 resulted in Pepsi and Coca-Cola strenuously rejecting claims that their drinks were unsafe

Coca-Cola threatens UK government over schools

Coca-Cola warned the British education secretary it might withdraw its vending machines network from schools over her ban on “junk food”, letters show.

The company told her last November that the proposed ending of fizzy drinks sales would make the business unviable.

It said schools would lose money and pupils would suffer from the removal of such “a highly efficient country-wide beverage distribution system”

Coke told to close Indian plant

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has been ordered to close one of its largest bottling plants in India for breaching environmental regulations.

Closure with immediate effect has been ordered by the Pollution Control Board of the southern state of Kerala.

The plant in the village of Plachimada is one of 27 that the soft drinks company has in India

Coca Cola: Indians protest against soft drink companies

Activists in India have held nationwide protests against multinational soft drink companies Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

Reports said thousands of protesters had gathered near manufacturing plants of the two firms and demanded that they stop production.

Activists want the firms to leave India because they say their plants deplete ground water – claims the soft drinks giants both strenuously deny

Coca Cola director’s role questioned

An advisor to shareholders on corporate governance issues has questioned Warren Buffett’s independence as a director of soft drinks giant Coca-Cola.

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has urged investors not to re-appoint Mr Buffett, citing his business links to the company.

Coca-Cola dismissed the complaint and called Mr Buffett “a man of unimpeachable integrity”

Coca Cola recalls Dasani amid cancer fears

Coca-Cola is to recall all bottles of its Dasani water in the UK, after levels of bromate were found to exceed legal levels.

The recall is an embarrassment for the drinks giant, which has faced criticism for selling what is treated and purified tap water.

Coca-Cola said it had consulted the Food Standards Agency, which agreed there were no immediate safety fears

Indian parliament bans Coke from Cafeteria

The Indian parliament has banned the sale of Coke and Pepsi products in its cafeteria. Indian parliamentarians should take the logical next step, and ban the sale of Coke and Pepsi products in the entire country.

The ban came as the result of tests, including those by the Indian government, which found high concentrations of pesticides and insecticides, including lindane, DDT, malathion and chlorpyrifos, in the colas, making them unfit for consumption