Facts About Lead and Fruit Juice

What’s in your juice? What you should know about lead.

Reports about substances such as lead in juice may have you asking, “What’s in my juice?”  US juice producers want to assure you that we are committed to ensuring the safety of our products and we take your concerns seriously.  We asked ourselves what someone like you might want to know, and compiled the following questions and answers.  If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here on www.JuiceCentral.org, please email us at info@juicecentral.org.

Is juice safe?
How do I know juice is safe?
Does whole fruit also contain lead?
Is food a significant source of lead?
How did lead get into juice?
Does processing the fruit into juice introduce these substances?
Can lead be removed from juice?
Are organic juices free of lead?
Should I be concerned about drinking juice or giving it to my family?
Where can I get more information about lead in food?
Where can I get more information about lead in water and other sources?
What do companies do to ensure the safety of juice?
How much juice should my child drink?

For additional information about the nutritional and health benefits of drinking juice visit the Health & Nutrition page of www.juicecentral.org.

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