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FDA bans certain beverages

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As reported in the ATLA news digest be careful what you drink.

“The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that five beverages among more than 100 tested by the agency had benzene levels that exceeded the government’s safety level for drinking water.
The FDA ordered the test in November after private-laboratory results showed some soft drinks contained benzene, a cancer-causing chemical that can form naturally under certain conditions.
The five beverages with benzene levels greater than the Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking-water standard of five parts per billion were Safeway Select Diet Orange soda, AquaCal Strawberry Flavored Water Beverage, Crystal Light Sunrise Classic Orange, Giant Light Cranberry Juice Cocktail and Crush Pineapple. The FDA said all five makers have reformulated or are reformulating their products.”