Alice Park – Time, 01/12/2012
Orange juice imported from Brazil may contain low levels of a fungicide that’s illegal in the U.S. But health officials are not ready to recall juicesyet.
On Monday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to halt all imports of orange juice into the U.S. after a juice manufacturer alerted the agency to small amounts of an illegal fungicide in both their products and those of competitors.
The decision immediately raised prices of orange juice futures, but left a more pressing question unanswered — is it safe to drink OJ?