FDA Detains Orange Juice Due Over Fungicide

The Food and Drug Administration has found traces of the unapproved fungicide carbendazim in orange juice and orange juice concentrate from both Canada and Brazil, and the agency has detained shipments of the products.

Two weeks ago, Coca-Cola found trace amounts of the fungicide in its own and a competitor's brand of juice, and later last month, the FDA temporarily halted all orange juice imports while it attempted to isolate the problem. Carbendazim was banned in the U.S. in 2009.

CNN.com reports that the FDA says it will continue to analyze all incoming shipments, not allowing even trace elements of the fungicide.

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