Saturday, July 23, 2011

Watch out for apple juice!

Unless you like arsenic with your apple juice, you might want to skip Mott's Apple Juice.  Two consumer groups, Food and Water Watch and the Empire State Consumer Project, found five times the amount arsenic in Mott's juice as is allowed in drinking water.  The reason?  Mott's gets its apples from China, where arsenic is still used as a pesticide.

"Chris Barnes, a spokesman for Mott's parent company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, said the company took food safety seriously and was in compliance with all FDA guidelines. He also said the company had no access to the testing done by the consumer group and could not vouch for its findings."  Democrat and Chronicle.  Remember those words:  "we're in compliance."

You can read more about the study at Food and Water Watch.

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