Pepsi Admits That Its Aquafina Bottled Water Is Just Tap Water, Coca-Cola’s Dasani Is Next

Quality of drinking water is the primary concern for any household. Even before we plan to move into a new house, the first thing we try to check is the purity of water. Tap water often contains pharmaceuticals and fluoride. Increased awareness among consumers about the presence of harmful chemicals and water-borne diseases has led to lesser use of tap water and adopting bottled water into their lifestyle. Off late, however, the margin between the quality of tap water and bottled water seems to have become thinner with time. 

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“Corporate Accountability International” an advocacy group examines presence of such inconsistencies in manufactured bottled water and has been consistently doing so for years. Their independent findings have forced such dubious companies to admit of the poor quality of bottled water they sold to consumers and quit false advertisements of their brand names.

Yet again, in a series of revelations, the Pepsi Foundation joined the queue with the rest after its confession about the brand “Aquafina”, which actually contained tap water, instead of purified water or spring water. After this confession, the brand will be subject to change the label on the bottled water and mention it as plain tap water instead of the false claims of purified or spring water.

This is sure going to affect its sales and market share drastically, as Aquafina happens to be the most preferred bottled water brands across the globe. The PepsiCo representative, Michelle Naughton stated that, “If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it’s a reasonable thing to do.”

The story does not end here, as the next on the list of “Corporate Accountability International” for such false claims is Coca-Cola’s Dasani bottled water. However, they seem to refuse the allegation so far, of using plain tap water in their bottled water products.

Coca-Cola spokeswoman, Diana Garza Clarlante added that “We don’t believe that consumers are confused about the source of Dasani water. The label clearly states that it is purified water.”

Niagra Bottling, the biggest water supplier further added to the series of the unpleasant announcements when they declared that one of their springs, acting as the bottled water source, is contaminated with E-Coli. This led numerous leading bottled water companies to recall their products from the markets.

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About The Author:
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is a researcher, author and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.

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