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7-Up Faces Lawsuit Over Antioxidant Claims

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7 up 7 Up Faces Lawsuit Over Antioxidant Claims

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NEW YORK (AP) — An advocacy group wants to take the fizz out of 7-Up’s antioxidant claims.

7-Up is produced by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group based in Plano.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates for food safety and nutrition, is part of a lawsuit against Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. for touting an added antioxidant in some 7-Up varieties.

The lawsuit, to be filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in California, says the claim is misleading because it gives the impression the antioxidants come from fruit rather than added Vitamin E.

It will be filed on behalf of a California man who bought the drinks but says he didn’t know the antioxidants didn’t come from juices.

7-Up Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and Pomegranate Antioxidant were launched in 2009.

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group could not immediately be reached for comment.

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