Arsenic, Toxins In Apple Juice Sent To Schools, FDA Says

Law360 (November 9, 2020, 2:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is suing a supplier that distributes more than 2.9 million servings of apple juice to schools through a government lunch program, saying its lax health and safety standards have allowed the toxins arsenic and patulin to get into the juice.

In a complaint filed in the Eastern District of Washington on Friday, the FDA listed a number of federal health violations at Valley Processing Inc. facilities, including one report of a dead squirrel and live birds being found within manufacturing centers.

According to the complaint, Valley Processing participates in a U.S. Department of Agriculture program...

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