FDA examines level of arsenic in apple juice

November 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm in Grand Forks Herald

The Food and Drug Administration is considering lowering its standards for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the contaminant. Studies show that apple juice has generally low levels of arsenic, and the government says it is safe to drink. But consumer advocates say the FDA is allowing too much of the chemical which is sometimes natural, sometimes man made into apple juices favored by thirsty kids.
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