URGENT: Apple Juice Recall Hits Iowa! Is Your Family at Risk?

Your kids favorite drink has probably been recalled.

If you were wandering through the grocery store over the past few weeks and noticed something a bit different in the drink/juice aisle, you are not alone.

Officials from the popular cider and apple juice brand Martinelli's have issued a "voluntary recall" on one batch of apple juice for Iowa as well as multiple other states.

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Which Batch Has Been Recalled?

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According to a report from URM Foodservice, the Martinelli's apple juice batch that is being recalled is "a single lot of Martinelli’s Apple Juice, One-Liter (33.8 fl. oz.) bottle."

It was shipped sometime March 13, 2023, and September 27, 2023, with the majority of the product shipped before July 28, 2023.

The juice has a best buy date of “09MAR2026” or “10MAR2026” on the front of the bottle above the label.

Why Is the Juice Being Recalled?

Officials at S. Martinelli & Co. stated that this recall is, "a result of sampling by the State of Maryland that found samples from one production lot of Martinelli's apple juice, sold in one-liter glass bottles, tested above the guidance action level for inorganic arsenic in apple juice set by the FDA in June 2023."

That's right!

Elevated levels of inorganic arsenic...

According to reports, "inorganic arsenic" compounds are considered highly toxic.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that high levels of inorganic arsenic can cause some major health problems like cancer, birth defects, and diabetes.

How Many States Has It Been Recalled In?

A report from the FDA states that this juice has been recalled in 35 states. This includes Iowa as well as several of our Midwestern neighbors like Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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