FDA Study Finds The Use Of Brominated Vegetable Oil In Beverages Unsafe

If you or someone you know purchased any product with brominated vegetable oil, and suffered harmful effects from this product, please Click Here, call us at (844) 431-0695, or email us at cis@fbfglaw.com to discuss your legal options.

The FDA intends to prohibit the use of brominated vegetable oil in food products in the U.S. due to new evidence of its harmful effects on human health.

Brominated vegetable oil (listed on products as BVO) is a chemical that is added to some citrus-flavored drinks to prevent the flavor from separating. However, the FDA has found that this chemical can build up in the body and cause problems with the thyroid gland, which regulates many vital functions such as blood pressure, metabolism and hormone balance. Additionally, brominated vegetable oil can cause irritation of the skin and mucous membranes, fatigue, loss of muscle coordination and memory problems.

Because of the harmful effects, brominated vegetable oil was banned in India, Japan, United Kingdom, and the European Union. Some beverage makers have already removed brominated vegetable oil from their products, such as PepsiCo’s Gatorade, after consumers expressed negative perceptions of the ingredient. However, the ingredient is still found in many products, such as D&G Genuine Jamaican Soda, Sun Drop, Giant Orange Soda.

The attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully represented consumers who suffered from the use of harmful products. If you or someone you know has purchased products containing Brominate vegetable oil, please contact us immediately so we can discuss this matter with you.

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