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Name: Beth
Status: student
Grade: N/A
Location: CA
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Date: January 2007

Is there bacteria inside sealed/capped soda bottles or after the bottles are filled are they sterilized somehow?

The water used in making soda, as well as the bottles and caps, are sterilized prior to the mixing/filling process. The generally low pH also inhibits the growth most microbes. While I am not an expert in this area, I am sure that various bottlers of soda and other bottled beverages take great care to ensure that their products are sterile.

Vince Calder

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