The Karnataka Government has filed a case against the multinational company, Coca Cola, as its soft drinks were found to contain Malthene beyond the prescribed limits.
Briefing newspersons in Bangalore on Friday, State Health Minister R Ashok said the case was admitted by the Small Causes Court in the city.
He said the State Government had tested samples of soft drinks supplied by Coca Cola and found that it contained Malthene beyond the permissible level. The Government had also collected samples of 12 other soft drinks, sold by different companies, to test it at a private laboratory.
The Minister said the State Government was contemplating enforcing a total ban on the sale of aerated drinks on the lines of the Kerala Government. The State had already banned the sale of such drinks in educational institutions, hospitals—both Government and private, and its use in Government programmes.