FDA Looks to Decrease Lead Levels in Juice


Published: April 30, 2022

The FDA announced new guidelines for the food and beverage industry regarding the amount of lead that should be allowed in juice. The agency recommends limiting lead in apple juice to 10 parts per billion and all other juices to 20 parts per billion. Children are the primary consumers of juices, and they are undoubtedly the most vulnerable population when it comes to lead poisoning. The step is part of the government’s Closer to Zero plan that was unveiled last year. The goal of the program is to reduce children’s and babies’ exposure to arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury in foods.

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