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Why does the FDA keep seizing imported orange juice?

  • 14% of all foreign orange juice is apparently tainted source

» The seized OJ contained a banned fungicide: The Food and Drug Administration has had to step up its orange juice-seizing lately, because a common fungicide called carbendazim, which, mind you, is safe in small amounts, is showing up in some of the imported orange juice. (Initially, this was reported to be a blanket ban, though the FDA says they’re only testing orange juice.) Here’s the kicker, though, from FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey: ”We don’t feel that this is a safety problem. This is more of a regulatory issue.” So basically, they’re seizing a crapload of OJ because it’s got a chemical that is apparently being poorly regulated. You would assume it’s dangerous to consumers, but it’s not. Wait … we’re not following this.

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January 29, 2012 // 21:05 // 2 years ago
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    …but all i drink is orange juice
  3. metamorphoseandbodhi said: That’s what they’re there for; to take precautions for us. Would you rather the FDA not take precautions? That’s how zombie outbreaks happen.
  4. triangleman said: It makes enough sense to me. If you let them slip mildly tainted juice in our grocery stores once, they’ll keep doing it until becomes a real problem.
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