24 Jul '11, 2pm

Extremely high levels of arsenic found in Mott's Apple Juice.

Extremely high levels of arsenic found in Mott's Apple Juice.

, isn’t the only child beverage problem you have to worry about. Now there’s arsenic to contend with as well. On Thursday, consumer advocacy organizations Empire State Consumer Project and Food & Water Watch (F&WW) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action regarding the issue of arsenic-contaminated apple juice – in particular Mott’s apple juice. A letter sent to the FDA, from the groups, contained new and highly concerning data from testing commissioned by the Empire State Consumer Project. Various brands of apple juice and apple sauce were tested and unfortunately one sample of Mott’s Apple Juice registered 55 parts per billion of arsenic. To put this into perspective, 55 parts per billion is more than five times the level of arsenic that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows in drinking water.

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