Lower Lead Levels in Juice Recommended

Jim Rogers Food Safety, Orange Juice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended lower lead limits for juice. The recommended limit is currently 50 parts per billion (ppb). New draft action levels would be 10 ppb for lead in single-strength apple juice and 20 ppb for lead in all other single-strength juice types. The FDA estimates that establishing a 10-ppb action level could result …