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FDA Sets Record Straight on Apple Juice Safety
September 30, 2011
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Recently, a flurry of media attention surrounded the safety of U.S. apples juice as a result of claims to the contrary made on “The Dr. Oz Show.” On his program, Dr. Oz asserted that apples juice is unsafe due to elevated levels of arsenic. This claim is unfounded and should not cause concern about serving apple juice to your students. If you have school administrators or parents who are concerned, please direct them to the following  FDA links for further information.

FDA Questions and Answers about Apple Juice

Letter from FDA to Dr. Oz Show

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration disproved the show’s report, called it “irresponsible,” and says drinking all brands of apple juice is safe, a position confirmed by many other health experts.

Our E S Foods apple juice is produced under the strict guidelines of the Federal Food & Drug administration and is fully compliant with the standards set forth by that agency. Furthermore, our concentrates are tested before use and we retain Certificates of Analysis attesting to their safety and purity.

There is currently no evidence to suggest a public health risk from fruit juices, including apple juice. The FDA has been in communication with the producers of the show and has reviewed the show’s findings in great detail. FDA’s conclusion is that the show’s findings were based on the wrong tests and believes it was irresponsible and misleading for The Dr. Oz Show to suggest that apple juice contains unsafe amounts of arsenic based solely on inaccurate testing.