Put Sugar in your Soda instead of high-fructose corn syrup = LawsuitSubmitted by StaxBrix on Mon, 01/05/2009 - 03:52
Clayton Distributing has not been authorized to distribute the Pepsi product, Pepsi said in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
The Mexican product also is not intended for distribution in the United States, the company said. The labels do not comply with Food and Drug Administration or PepsiCo standards for the United States and the product could deteriorate during shipping.
“The Mexican product is neither authorized nor intended for exportation out of Mexico,” Pepsi said in its filing.
The lawsuit was filed Dec. 17. The court records do not show a response yet by Clayton Distributing. Clayton lists Austell as its principal office and Kennesaw as the address for its registered agent.
Mexican versions of Coca-Cola and Pepsi have found a niche market in the United States both with Hispanic and non-Hispanic customers primarily because they use cane sugar as a sweetener.