'FDA Does Not Have Standards in Place for Toxic Arsenic in Juice'

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What started as a peculiar hiccup on day-time television has turned into a full-fledged uprising against "poisonous" apple juice. Days after TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz sent parents into a panic about feeding their kids arsenic-laced apple juice, New York Senator Chuck Schumer has now taken up the apple juicer torch, issuing a press release headlined "FDA Does Not Have Standards in Place for Toxic, Inorganic Arsenic in Juice" and calling on the Food and Drug Administration to implement "new standards" for testing for apple juice imported from China.

At the same time, parental websites such as Babble.com are warning child caretakers to check the labels on juices to avoid any ingredients from China. "Do you think the juice you buy doesn't have concentrate from China? I did too," writes Babble blogger Danielle Sullivan, noting that even brands such as Apple & Eve contain concentrate "manufactured" in China. In Detroit, health experts and parents are calling for a federal investigation, according to the Detroit News. "I don't think we've gotten to the bottom of this story yet in terms of whether apple juice does have unsafe levels of arsenic," Dr. Matthew Davis, a pediatrician at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, tells the paper. Meanwhile, The Miami Herald is publishing warnings from Robin Shreeves not to think apple juice is safe "just because the FDA says it is" adding that "many of the substances they allow are questionable."

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