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USDA heeds cry for new inorganic arsenic levels?

By Ben Bouckley, 20-Dec-2011

Related topics: Regulation & Safety

In the wake of media and public demand for new guidelines on the presence of arsenic in fruit juices, food safety authorities in the US are still considering such a measure.

Our sister site publicised the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) announcement last Friday following tests on 94 products and the body still insists that, overall, such beverages are safe.

Last updated in December 2008, the FDA’s arsenic level of concern in apple juice stands at 23 parts per billion, after which point the administration said a product could present a potential health risk.