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

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



Replies:
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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