With the assistant of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Dallas, a California man who lives near the city of Los Angeles has sued Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the maker of 7-Up soft drink. The lawsuit challenges the health benefits of antioxidant in some 7-Up varieties. Those bottled sodas were labeled such as Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and Pomegranate Antioxidant. The lawsuit dated November 8, 2012 and was represented by a law firm in New York and now is being filed in the California’s U.S. District Court.
The lawsuit claimed that 7-Up has misled consumers. Consumers believe that each bottle of soda may contain the antioxidants come from fruit; however, those sodas only added Vitamin E. While each bottle of 7-Up shows images of cherries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries and pomegranates, however, the lawsuit also claimed that the sodas contain no fruit or any type of fruit juice.
In late Thursday (Nov 8), Associated Press reported that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has decided to pull the 7-Up varieties from the market. The Texas-based company will stop selling the product as early as early 2013.
(Image: 7-Up Cherry Antioxidant)