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Bethenny Frankel Responds To Cocktail Carcinogen Criticism

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Bethanny Frankel response to criticism

After Skinnygirl Margarita was pulled from the shelves of Whole Foods, a grocery store known for it's healthy choices, Bethenny Frankel has had some explaining to do!

According to Whole Foods, they "had to stop selling" Bethenny's product because "it contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards."

It turns out the preservative in question, called sodium benzoate, can become carcinogenice if mixed with other substances!

Although Bethenny let some words fly to the press, she has finally made a formal statement on her website, writing:

"There has been a lot of coverage in the media about my Skinnygirl Margarita cocktail.

We would not sell anything that I don’t personally drink. I’m a natural foods chef and health is a top priority for me and my family. The Skinnygirl Margarita is made with natural ingredients and its label is consistent with U.S. federal regulations, which is why it is carried in stores nationwide and continues to fly off the shelves.

I built my brand on trust and honesty. I don’t take lightly obvious attempts to put my integrity in question. I will always answer your questions and concerns directly and truthfully."

It sounds like she is confident the margarita will continue to sell despite the bad press and isn't making any apologies for any ingredients.

Will U continue to drink Skinnygirl Margarita?

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Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl Margarita's Are Carcinogenic?!?

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SkinnyGirl margarita

As we FIRST reported to our readers back in August, Whole Foods pulled Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl cocktails from their shelves, but now we know why.

The healthy grocer released a statement that they "had to stop selling" Bethenny's product because "it contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards."

Apparently, the "shelf-stable" margarita contains a preservative called sodium benzoate, which can become CARCINOGENIC if mixed with other substances such as vitamin C, such as mixing it with LIME, a very popular garnish for a margarita.

Bethenny, however, doesn't seem too worried that her product's removal from Whole Foods will affect her business, saying:

"With all due respect to Whole Foods, we were in a dozen of their stores and have decided not to continue in these stores. They represent an infinitesimal fraction of our business. We are, in fact, the fastest growing spirits brand in the US . . . We were bound to piss someone off, and everyone loves to try to tear down a success. This is a non-event."

In regards to anyone questioning SkinnyGirl Margarita because of health risks, the desperate housewife said:

"I'm not making wheatgrass here. If I could put an agave plant and some limes on a shelf I would. [The Skinnygirl Margarita] is as close to nature as possible, while still being a shelf-stable product."

Beam Global, the company that supplies the margarita, has said that the drink has "extremely low levels" of sodium benzoate and noted that it's a "very common" preservative.

Do U still trust SkinnyGirl Margaritas?

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