Thursday, February 9, 2012

This is a quick post to alert parents/schools about orange juice we buy in the stores.  Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola had found Carbendazim (an illegal fungicide) in oranges (and juice) imported from Brazil.  According associated press, some of them have gone to Canada as well.

As this point of time, I hope most of them are removed from the stores.  Since the importers have 90 days to remove them,  some may show up or be available for the public to purchase.  The best bet is to always check the labels and read where the oranges are from.

Carbendazin is illegal to use in the U.S., but not in Brazil, the biggest orange producer.

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