Today’s nice story with Ribena
GlaxoSmithKline said in a statement on Tuesday that concerns about vitamin C only affected some products in Australia and New Zealand.”GSK has conducted thorough laboratory testing of vitamin C levels in Ribena in all other markets. This testing has confirmed that Ribena drinks in all other markets, including the UK, contain the stated levels of vitamin C, as described on product labels.”
The statement became necessary after two New Zealand schoolgirls discovered, during a science project, that ready-to-drink Ribena contained no detectable level of vitamin C.
GlaxoSmithKline refused to answer a letter from the girls informing the company of their findings, and were also unresponsive to phone calls. According to The Guardian, the company are now in court in Aukland, facing 15 charges relating to misleading advertising, risking fines of up to NZ$3m (£1.1m).
First spotted in Petrona