April 21, 2012
Our thoughts and sympathies are with Chris Hodgkinson and
his family at this time.
While The Coca-Cola Company wishes to be as respectful to
Mr. Hodgkinson and his family as possible during this
difficult time, we offer the following comment on the facts
of this tragic situation.
We concur with the information shared by the Coroner's
office that the grossly excessive ingestion of any food
product, including water, over a short period of time with
the inadequate consumption of essential nutrients, and the
failure to seek appropriate medical intervention when
needed, can be dramatically symptomatic.
The safety of our products is paramount, and our promise is
to deliver safe, quality products. We believe that all
foods and beverages can have a place in a balanced and
sensible diet combined with an active lifestyle. The
foundation of good nutrition is balance, variety and
The Coroner has not issued any findings in this matter.
Therefore it is not appropriate to comment any further.