Dr. Pepper Snapple Group released a statement earlier this month following the filing of a lawsuit against it by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). CSPI’s suit argues Dr. Pepper Snapple misled consumers over possible health benefits of some of its soft drink products. Read the story here.
Dr. Pepper Snapple’s statement reads:
This is another attempt by the food police at CSPI to mislead consumers about soft drinks. 7UP Cherry is a cherry flavored soda that does not contain juice ... and it says so right on the label. 7UP Cherry is properly labeled under all FDA regulations so that consumers can make an informed choice. When CSPI first contacted us in June, we told them that in 2011 we decided to re-label and reformulate 7UP Cherry. The new 7UP Cherry will not contain antioxidants to be consistent with the formulation and appearance of other 7UP products. We also told CSPI that the new 7UP Cherry will be on store shelves in February 2013. However, they refused to hear the truth and instead ran to the overburdened courthouses with their latest publicity-seeking lawsuit.