Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Arsenic in Apple Juice?

100% Pure Apple Juice (January 27, 2010) [315/365]Image by Brenderous via Flickr

Florida's St. Petersburg Times commissioned an independent lab to test several nationally-recognized brands--Motts, Apple & Eve Organics, Walmart's Great Value, Nestle's Juicy Juice, Minute Maid, Tree Top, Target's Market Pantry--as well as a Tampa Bay company that supplies schools in the area.

The Times reported that samples from three brands--Motts, Apple & Eve Organics, and Walmart's Great Value label--were found to have arsenic levels above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) level of concern.FDA officials are not currently concerned about the public health risk.

Over 60 percent of apple juice, made from concentrate and consumed in the U.S. is made from apples grown in China and much of the rest is made from apples grown in Chile, Argentina, and Turkey, according to the Times.

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