In the last couple of days, Consumer Reports came out with a study where they tested juices and found unsafe levels of arsenic and lead. Yikes. Everyone’s been in on similar studies for the last couple months, including the FDA, who pushed back and saying that juice is safe. Consumer Reports then fired back and said that the FDA doesn’t test as much as they should.
The big stink: Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of apple and grape juice found in local grocery stores and found that 10% had arsenic levels that were higher than the US federal drinking-water standards! In addition, 25% of them also had levels of lead rating higher than the FDA’s own bottled-water limit. Burn.
So basically, it seems that juice right now is in the “iffy” category.