Over the last few months there has been great debate over whether the juice we give our kids is safe. Dr. Oz did his own study which started the great awareness of this topic. The FDA didn’t agree with his findings, but Consumer Reports wanted to make sure about the report, so they did their own test. I wanted to share some of the findings with you, so you can make a wise decision for your family.
It is important for us to realize as parents that the FDA may not always give us the whole story about the ingredients in the products we buy.
For its new study Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of apple and grape juices sold around the nation. Included among those tested were popular brand name juices like Minute Maid, Welch’s and Tropicana.The study found five samples of apple juice and four of grape juice that had total arsenic levels exceeding the 10 parts per billion (ppb) federal limit for bottled and drinking water. “Most of the total arsenic in our samples was inorganic,” Consumer Reports noted. [Read more…]