Mehmet Oz

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it is proposing to establish a maximum level of arsenic acceptable in apple juice. The threshold, 10 parts per billion, is the same as the Environmental Protection Agency’€™s requirement for drinking water. The agency will accept public comments on the proposed action for 60 days. Nearly two years ago, reports from the TV show of Mehmet Oz, MD, and later Consumer Reports , raised alarms about the amount of arsenic appearing in apple juice. The FDA’€™s own subsequent investigation found that overall arsenic levels were generally below the 10 ppb threshold. Of those that were higher, the levels of inorganic arsenic ’€” identified as a...
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it is proposing to establish a maximum level of arsenic acceptable in apple juice. The threshold, 10 parts per billion, is the same as the Environmental Protection Agency’€™s requirement for drinking water. The agency will accept public comments on the proposed action for 60 days. Nearly two years ago, reports from the TV show of Mehmet Oz, MD, and later Consumer Reports , raised alarms about the amount of arsenic appearing in apple juice. The FDA’€™s own subsequent investigation found that overall arsenic levels were generally below the 10 ppb threshold. Of those that were higher, the levels of inorganic arsenic ’€” identified as a...

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