Good news for OJ lovers (the drink, not the Simpson).
Since stopping the shipments of orange juice from all over the world to test for traces of fungicide carbendazim, thanks to a bad batch from Brazil, the FDA has determined that shipments from 5 other countries are safe for consumption.
Orange ya glad Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and Belize know how to treat their fruit?
Sorry, we couldn't resist. LOLz!
Out of 45 samples collected, 19 have tested "non-violative" for carbendazim, but there is another 26 samples to go until they determine what is good. We'll keep you updated!
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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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In the mood for a smoothie? Try this Quick Strawberry Smoothie recipe! Blend 1C vanilla yogurt, 1C frozen strawberries, 1 frozen banana and 1/4C orange juice until smooth.
- Kitchen conscious food lover, Caitlin Cooks
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Grab and Go Smoothie: blend 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt, ½ cup frozen blueberries, 1 tbsp flaxseed, ¼ cup OJ. It packs a serious punch of calcium, iron, omega-3s and protein!
- The Hot Plate
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Lactose intolerant? 1 cup of calcium fortified OJ has 120% of your daily Vitamin C and 350mg of calcium (that’s more than non-fat milk)!
- The Hot Plate
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Janice Celeste, mom of model Sessilee Lopez, has written book for parents of models.
The self-proclaimed super momager says she penned her tell all, Making A Supermodel, "to help other parents help their daughters become high fashion models".
Of course, as we all know, the modeling world isn't always about catwalks and couture.
In the chapter "Dying To Be A Model: Health, Body Image, & Suicide — A Word On Body Image" Janice reveals how far some models will go to stay slim.
"I've seen some life-threatening measures models have gone through to lose weight. Luckily my daughter has never had a weight problem that kick-boxing couldn't solve. I personally know of one model who dipped cotton balls in orange juice and consumed it to feel full. Later it came out that she had anorexia."
Wow. Talk about taking it to the extreme.
On a more positive note, Janice also includes advice and lessons she's learned along the way.
[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]
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Check out the video (above) of Kathie Lee Gifford doing a keg stand on The Tonight Show…as a joke of course!
She's pretty limber! We're def impressed.
Just make sure not to copy Kathie at home! Keg stands are NOT healthy to do…unless you're using Vitamin Water or orange juice.
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