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FDA Stops Orange Juice Shipments

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Orange Juice Shipments

Oh man, this doesn't sound good.

The FDA has just stopped shipments of imported orange juice from all over the world so it can test each one for traces of fungicide. GROSS!

They have decided to do this based on a report that a shipment from Brazil contained fungicide, so they're going to test multiple parts of each shipment of all orange juice that arrives at U.S. ports!

That's a crazy huge task, and they say that shipments will be shut down for 5 to 10 business days because about 25% of the orange juice consumed in the U.S. is imported. If found, the shipment will be not allowed in or destroyed, because the fungicide is an unlawful pesticide chemical residue.

The EPA is continuing to calculate a risk assessment.

The juice in your fridge, though, is most likely safe — they don't want you to worry.

[Image via AP Images.]

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