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FDA Consumer Health Information - FDA: Apple Juice is Safe to Drink

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SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There has been a lot of publicity recently over the amount of arsenic in the apple juice that many children drink. But the Food and Drug Administration has every confidence in the safety of apple juice.

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Donald Zink, Ph.D., senior science advisor at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, explains that arsenic is present in the environment as a naturally-occurring substance or as a result of contamination from human activity.

As a result, small amounts of arsenic can be found in certain food and beverage products—including fruit juices and juice concentrates. But, he says, there is no evidence of any public health risk from drinking these juices, Zink says. And FDA has been testing them for years.

Learn more about how FDA tests juices and concentrates for safety at
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm271394.htm

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Media Contact: Stephanie Yao, 301-796-0394, Stephanie.Yao@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration



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