The Supreme Court today quashed the criminal proceedings launched against Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Ltd, ruling that mere presence of pesticide residue did not make its soft drink products adulterated.

Company argued it was following globally accepted norms.

The Supreme Court today quashed the prosecution of soft drink giant PepsiCo by the Kerala government over the pesticide content found in its bottles picked at random from the market.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Altamash Kabir set aside the criminal proceedings, mainly accepting the argument of the company that there was no la

The beverage industry has cheered the verdict of the Supreme Court in the PepsiCo versus Kerala government matter, saying they stand vindicated following the order which sets aside criminal proceedings initiated against the company by the latter.

When contacted, a spokesperson for CSE said Pepsi

IN A reprieve to the soft drink major, Pepsico India, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the criminal prosecution cases against the company and its directors for the presence of pesticide carbofuran in its soft drinks.

THE Hindustan Coca Cola beverages limited is planning to go water neutral by next year, according to Ajith Jha, Vice President-Corporate Affairs of the company.

Surajeet Das Gupta / New Delhi August 30, 2010, 0:25 IST

It has been a quiet revolution. The country

Viveat Susan Pinto / Mumbai August 16, 2010, 0:39 IST

Paves way for their use in carbonated drinks

Is the sparkling liquid harmless as claimed, asks FREDDY DIAS
The twang of an aerated bottle being opened brings forth a foaming and bubbling drink. You sip on it; and it feels exhilarating. The sparkling liquid, it is claimed, is free from alcohol and other habit-forming drugs. But is it harmless?

G. Prabhakaran

Demand to set up tribunal to decide on compensation

People's struggle is supported by environmentalists

PALAKKAD: The agitation against alleged exploitation of groundwater by soft drink major Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. at Plachimada, a remote village in Perumatty grama panchayat in Chittur taluk, completed 3,000 days on Friday.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Groundwater levels in Pudussery grama panchayat, Palakkad, where Pepsico has its unit, are falling, the Assembly was told on Thursday.