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In that capacity, he had improved sales by tweaking the drink's flavor slightly, so he was receptive to the idea that changes to the taste of Coke could lead to increased profits. There were probably two triggers - a polio outbreak in the town, and an incident in which some of the same schoolgirls had genuinely fainted after standing for three hours waiting for a church service. He and fellow researcher Nancy Childs tested mixtures of Coca-Cola Classic and Coke II and found that the gradual changes of taste were not noticed by a significant number of tasters. TABLE 1. Douglas Ivester, should speak out, assuring the public that the company is doing all it can. By , it could only be found in a few scattered markets in the northwest , midwest and some overseas territories. However, a preliminary inquiry has suggested that the Coca-Cola alert may have been due to nothing more toxic than an outbreak of mass hysteria. On September 4, , Judge Martinez dismissed the remaining claims against the two bottlers. Number of cases of Coca-Cola-related illness, by gender and time of onset of illness, schools B—E, Belgium, Coke also emphasized it was taking the complaints seriously and was working with the Belgian officials to make sure its products are safe.

Analysis Crude and gender-specific attack rates in school A and schools B—E were calculated by dividing the number of cases by the number of students.

Six months after the rollout, Coke's sales had increased at more than twice the rate of Pepsi's. A Coke official professed bewilderment Tuesday at the cause of the illness, though the company stressed it would comply with the order to withdraw its products.

The court decided charges would be considered against the partners but not Coca-Cola itself.

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There are suggestions that public health officials might have suspected mass hysteria in the Coca-Cola case within 48 hours of their investigation but were not confident enough to go public with their suspicions. In Tamil Nadu is In the midst of a severe drought which continues to fuel the animosity.

Pepsi adhered to different social imperatives and suffered exceptionally low market shares as a result. In school E, the chief of police ordered all students reporting complaints to be sent to the hospital. No one dies from the symptoms and there is usually another group in the same environment that is well, with those who report being ill having typically been under unusual physical or mental stress.

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A case of mass hysteria