FDA Sets Arsenic Limits For Apple Juice

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Under pressure from Congress and consumer groups, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday released a proposal to limit levels of inorganic arsenic in apple juice, establishing acceptable levels of the carcinogen equal to federal standards for drinking water.

While the FDA said its testing and analysis revealed that most apple juice is safe, the agency nonetheless established an “action level” of 10 parts per billion — equal to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for drinking water — which it says will keep any apple...
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