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I wanted to purchase grape juice and saw bottles of Nestle Juicy Juice 100% Juice with GRAPE printed on the front with pictures of grapes.

After I bought it and got home I found out that it was apple juice with a little grape juice added for color to further fool the customer. It tasted nothing like grape juice.

The label on the side of the container stated apple juice was the primary juice and grape juice was added along with natural flavors. I have the bottle to prove how it was packaged and sold. The front of the bottle made no reference to apple juice being in the bottle even though it is the primary ingredient.

Is this even legal to so deceive the customer? I will never buy a product from Nestle again!

Monetary Loss: $3.

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Apples are generally the main fruit ingredient. They're much cheaper to produce. You should probably be happy it's actually fruit and not asbestos or rabies.


Personally, I never purchase anything new from the store without reading the label first.

Perhaps you should adopt a similar shopping style.

Technically, Nestle did not lie. They simply printed the details on the back of the label.

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How is arsenic getting into apple juice?

Experts say the use of arsenic-based pesticides may be contributing to elevated levels of arsenic in some juices. Arsenic also occurs naturally in air, water and soil, and is present in other foods.

How dangerous is arsenic?

Arsenic is known to cause cancer over a lifetime of exposure at high levels in drinking water. While the Tampa Bay area generally has very low levels of arsenic in water, experts say 1 million Americans who use rural wells or live in the Southwest drink high levels. Research has shown links between lower levels of arsenic and diabetes, organ damage and hormone system disruptions.

Should I stop drinking apple juice?

Scientists say no. People generally drink far less juice than water. But the experts say it's wise to consume juice and other drinks in moderation, as part of a balanced diet. Some people don't metabolize arsenic well, and they could be at increased risk.

What are companies and the government doing about this issue?

Companies say they're following the FDA's lead in determining the level of arsenic in juice. They say they test for arsenic, and some say they reject supplies that contain too much of it.

The FDA says that it has increased testing of juice concentrate, but that it has not seen enough data to justify establishing a formal limit for arsenic in juices. It has told companies that juices containing more than 23 ppb of arsenic are of concern.

What do some arsenic scientists say about the Times' results?

They say the results highlight a concern. A few say juices should not contain more arsenic than is allowed in water, and most say the FDA should consider setting a formal limit for arsenic in juice.


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