ALERT: Major Product Recall

( – Sparking nationwide alarm for its potential health consequences, Martinelli’s has initiated a recall of one lot of its apple juice containing high arsenic levels.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, high levels of inorganic arsenic can cause serious health issues including cancer, birth defects, diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

The recall was triggered when the State of Maryland discovered excessively high levels of inorganic arsenic in samples from a specific lot of the juice packaged in one-liter bottles.

As of the company’s last update, there had been no reported illnesses connected to this recall yet.

The exact details of the recalled product are: 1-liter (33.8-ounce) bottles marked with a best by date of either March 9, 2026, or March 10, 2026.

These bottles were distributed to stores between March 13, 2023, and September 27, 2023, with most of them shipped before July 28, 2023.

In June 2023, the FDA updated its guidance by reducing the acceptable level of inorganic arsenic in apple juice from 23 parts per billion (ppb) to 10 ppb, which aligns with the standards for drinking water.

The Maryland Department of Health stated that test results from the March 2023 batch of Martinelli’s apple juice showed an arsenic concentration of 11.6 ppb, which goes over the new FDA limit by 1.6 ppb.

This juice is available at several retailers such as Kroger, Publix, Target, Winn-Dixie and Whole Foods. Consumers who have purchased the product are advised to stop using it immediately and throw it away.

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