FDA proposes ‘action level’ for arsenic in apple juice

Rock River Times, Online Staff Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed July 12 an “action level” of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in apple juice. This is the same level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for arsenic in drinking water.

“The FDA is committed to ensuring the safety of the American food supply and to doing what is necessary to protect public health,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “We have been studying this issue comprehensively, and based on the agency’s data and analytical work, the FDA is confident in the overall safety of apple juice for children and adults...”

Read the complete article at the Rock River Times, http://rockrivertimes.com/2013/07/12/fda-proposes-‘action-level’-for-arsenic-in-apple-juice/

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