FDA To Test Orange Juice In Wake Of Fungicide Finding

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 8:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it would start testing orange juice for traces of the fungicide carbendazim, after a juice company told the FDA that it had detected low levels of the chemical in its and competitors' products.

In a letter addressed to Carol Freysinger, the executive director of the Juice Products Association, the FDA stressed that although the low levels of carbendazim reported so far did not pose a safety risk, the agency would conduct its own tests of orange juice to...
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