Fungicide In Your Orange Juice

A toxic fungicide called carbendazim that is illegal for use on food crops in the U.S. has been found in orange juice imported from Brazil. Coca Cola®, which owns the juice brands Simply Orange® and Minute Maid®, reported that it had detected carbendazim in Brazilian juice it put in its products and in competitors’ products.

According to U.S. law, the presence of carbendazim residue in any food is reason enough to ban the sale of that food. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the trace amounts it has found in orange juice sold in supermarkets is not enough to merit a product recall.

But the fungicide is used so widely in Brazil that “(all juice from Brazil) will definitely have carbendazim," Christian Lohbauer, president of the Brazilian Association of Citrus Exporters, told The Wall Street Journal.

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Easy Health Options Staff

By Easy Health Options Staff

Submitted by the staff at Easy Health Options®.