HEALTH ALERT: Minute Maid, Simply Orange, and Tropicana brands of orange juice have been found to be contaminated with a dangerous fungicide. The Health Wyze Report Staff recommends only purchasing orange juice from companies that do not import their oranges, such as Florida Natural, and disposing of any other orange juices.
The F.D.A. is currently doing an "investigation" and has temporarily stopped imports of orange juice, which means that they are waiting until all of the tainted orange juice has been consumed, so they may proclaim that the crisis is over. There is no recall, nor will there be one.
In Brazil, a fungicide, known as carbendazim is used to prevent fungus from growing on trees, but this fungicide has not been approved in the United States. Carbendazim has been linked to birth defects in humans, and death in fish. The manufacturer, DuPont, has already been forced to pay damages for some of the harm that their chemical has caused. Carbendazim was banned in Australia, due to studies linking it with infertility.