Monday, April 17, 2006

Law Suits Filed Over Benzene in Soft Drinks

Law firm McRoberts, Roberts & Rainer LLP have joined forces with a former state prosecutor to file class action lawsuits against In Zone Brands, who make Bellywashers drinks, and Polar Beverages.

The lawyers, who have filed lawsuits in Boston and Tallahassee, released independent lab tests that reported one BellyWashers 2/3 Less Sugar drink with benzene several times higher than the World Health Organisation's (WHO) 10 parts per billion water limit.

The same lab found a Polar Diet Orange Dry drink containing benzene below this limit, but above the FDA's water limit.

The lawyers have called for the affected products to pulled from shop shelves.

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