The following statement is from The Coca-Cola Company in response to an amended lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas by attorney Neal Sader alleging high levels of benzene in the Company's products:

Our Company's foremost commitment is to our consumers. Our top priority is always to ensure the quality and safety of our products through rigorous food safety procedures. Although the FDA and other food safety authorities have reiterated that there is no known health risk to consumers from the benzene levels found in soft drinks, The Coca-Cola Company has recently reformulated its VAULT Zero and Fanta Pineapple products to minimize or eliminate possibility that those products can form benzene. Products labeled with a best-by date of January 2008 or later are the reformulated VAULT Zero and Fanta Pineapple products.