Arsenic Now Found in Juice

Some apple and grape juices available in the United States and Canada were found with higher than acceptable levels of the carcinogen.

BY: Lisa Lagace and 50Plus


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Responding to the study, Samuel Godefroy, the director general of Health Canada’s food directorate, told Postmedia News that in the rare case that a product does exceed the limit, it is recalled. He noted that most of the juices found to have elevated levels “were hovering just above the 10. This is showing that very infrequently do we have fruit juices, including apple juice, sold in Canada, at least based on that monitoring, that exceed those specific levels.” He pointed out the 2008 recall of Beech-Nut pear juice and President’s Choice Organic pear juice for toddlers where tests found five samples of juice with levels ranging from 58 to 100 ppb.

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