A Nigerian court has declared that both Sprite and Fanta are possibly dangerous when mixing with Vitamin C. Coca Cola owns both Sprite and Fanta. A Lagos high court judge ruled these soft drinks potentially poisonous.
Benzoic acid and other additives when mixed with Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, could cause a health hazard. The African National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control wants Nigerian Bottling Company to put warning labels on all Fanta and Sprite products. This warning label is to include a warning of mixing this soda with vitamin C.
Tests of this product in the United Kingdom revealed this potential dangerous cocktail. Africa’s Food and Drug administration is encouraged to periodically test this product for safety. Sunset yellow and benzoic acid are known to become carcinogenic.
Large amounts of these soft drinks were destroyed in the United Kingdom.