Is Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in all citrus soft drinks?

United States
@sedel1027 (17875)
June 11, 2008 9:13am CST
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) has been banned in food by quite a few countries (heck even India banned this stuff!) because the bromine (which is a posion) can remain in the human fat cells. Here in the US, some citrus flavored soft drinks - Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Powerade, Mello Yello, Pineapple and Orange Fanta, Sun Drop, Squirt and Fresca - BVO to give the drink a cloudy appearance. It seems like citrus beverages like Sprite & 7up are safe, but I don't have a can of either on hand to check it out. We don't keep soda in the house but allow my son to get soda if we go out to eat and he normally chooses Sprite or Seirra Mist. I would rather him - or anyone else - in my house drink anything with BVO since no one really knows what can happen. More information on Brominated vegetable oil can be found here: