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Thursday
Jan122012

Coca-Cola Admits Its Orange Juice Contains Fungicide

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Coca-Cola has come out as the company that recently notified the Food and Drug Administration that some of the orange juice it imports from Brazil contains low levels of the fungicide carbendazim, which is used to control fungi or fungal spores.

The soft drink maker told on both itself and a competitor, fueling the FDA to conduct tests on all orange juice entering the U.S.

On Wednesday, the agency told ABC News preliminary results from three samples of imported O.J. turned up negative.  The FDA added that it currently has 30 additional samples pending, which include juice from Brazil, Mexico and Canada.

Coke, which makes Simply Orange and Minute Maid, hasn’t said which of its brands contains the fungicide that’s not approved for use in the U.S.

While the Environmental Protection Agency says that the amount of carbendazim found in the drink is not harmful, future prices for orange juice sank on Wednesday because of perceived effects on demand.

Even though shipments of orange juice from overseas are being stopped at the border for inspection, there's been no move to pull cartons of O.J. from stores shelves in the U.S.

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