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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Our Opinion

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is in the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because they are an independent marketer, producer and distributor of Coca-Cola Company products. A few of company’s drinks do contain small traces of fish gelatine (which is used as a stabiliser for the beta-carotene colour). These drinks are Lilt, Lilt Zero, Kia-Ora Orange Squash No Added Sugar and Schweppes Orange Squash.  The Coca-Cola Company also rely on third party animal testing services, to demonstrate ingredient safety, where governmental agencies require.

Supporting Evidence:

Does Coca‑Cola test on animals?

Are all the drinks sold by Coca-Cola GB suitable for vegans and vegetarians?

Company Description

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated engages in the provision of producing, marketing and distributing nonalcoholic beverages. Its products include POWERade, vitaminwater, Minute Maid Juices To Go and Dasani water and other products, including Dr Pepper, Sundrop and Monster Energy. The company was founded by J. Frank Harrison III in 1980 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. [Source: MarketWatch]

Company Website: http://www.cokeconsolidated.com