Feb 17, 2010
China is no stranger to food safety scares but the latest case of dodgy products has grabbed more attention than most. That's because it involves American soft drink giant Coca-Cola.
The company is assisting the Chinese police in an investigation into two cases of alleged mercury poisoning in customers who drank cans of the company's Sprite lemonade.
The two incidents, which took place three months apart in Beijing, have received high-profile coverage in local media.
The company issued a statement ruling out contamination at its Beijing bottling plant, adding that it believed a third party had "maliciously" added the mercury after the canning process.
Tags: Coca-Cola,Food Safety,Sprite Lemonade,Mercury