March 15, 1962 — Testing for the presence of a lubricant oil believed to be in bottles of Coca-Cola Classic taken from Page County store shelves has come back negative.
A Coke spokesman said that his company has received a verbal report of the lab analysis and that the tests “were not able to detect the presence of the oil.”
David Compton, director of operations for the Central Coca-Cola Bottling Co. said the tests used can find the presence of a substance as small as five parts per million.
“We’re kind of back to square one,” he said.
Sixteen-ounce bottles of Coke were removed from store shelves at the end of February after complaints that the drink was causing nausea.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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