Are you concerned about arsenic and apple juice? Choose Uncle Matt’s Organic Apple Juice


UPDATE: Uncle Matt’s Organic apple juice was recently tested by ABC Labs, an independent third party lab, and the results showed the juice had 3 parts per billion of arsenic, which is a very low, safe, acceptable level. The FDA uses 23 parts per billion as a guide to judge whether apple juice is contaminated. We will continue to do random testing of our apple juice to ensure your safety.

Read more about the FDA’s stance, testing and research by clicking here.

We know that you care about what goes in your body. And you’ve probably seen the recent media coverage about arsenic in apple juice. At Uncle Matt’s Organic you can rest assured that we do not use arsenic in any part of our process, from the growing of the apples, to the processing and bottling of the finished juice.”

On September 12, Dr. Oz aired a segment on his show entitled, “Arsenic in America’s Apple Juice.” In addition to Dr. Oz’s segment, the Food and Water Watch and its partner, the Empire State Consumer Project, announced the results of tests by Paradigm Environmental Services showing Mott’s Apple Juice with arsenic levels of 55 parts per billion. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency limits arsenic in public drinking water to 10 parts per billion. That’s more than 5 times EPA’s legal limit for safe drinking water.

According to the F&WW, more than 70% of the apple juice consumed in the United States now comes from the People’s Republic of China, where the government has acknowledged a problem enforcing a new food safety law.  F&WW also reports that China makes wide use of arsenic-based pesticides in farming.

“We source all of our apples from the USA and support American organic apple growers,” says Matt McLean, founder and CEO of Uncle Matt’s Organic. “One of the core reasons we believe in organic is because it prohibits the use of toxic and persistent pesticides. We believe farming without them is a better way to farm. Furthermore, the USDA prohibits the use of arsenic as a pesticide in organically-grown crops.”

By choosing Uncle Matt’s and choosing organic, your risk for exposure is greatly reduced. We never use synthetic pesticides, arsenic-based or otherwise, in the growing process. Our USDA-certified organic, not-from-concentrate, orchard-style apple juice uses a healthy blend of only U.S.A.-grown seasonal apples including Fuji, Gala, Golden, Granny Smith and Red Delicious.  In addition, our cold-pressed method of extraction and bottling exposes our juice to less heat, which means less damage to flavor and nutritional content.

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For months I have really liked your orange juice. This weekend I bought your blueberries for the first time, and I am hooked. They were the best berries I have had in a long time! — Mike, Lexington, KY

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