And the juice goes on

Pure Simple Juice trials….deliciousness vs. food “safety”? Here we are very scientifically testing the safety of our juices. Actually we were doing taste trials with various natural preservatives. Apparently raw juice is a rather hazardous material, all those antioxidants and vitamins are an incredible danger to your body….In fact, when selling juice I must include this label:

WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized and, therefore, may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems

As a dietitian, I just can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that the FDA requires such a warning on such an incredibly healthful beverage when the government actually subsidizes our food system to make crappy food cheap and widely accessible.

This comes with no warning label. And yes you can really buy it.

Really I understand the food safety standards. And recognize that foodborne illness can be very deadly but you have to laugh a little at the ridiculousness of all that must happen to just sell juice. At least I have to laugh because I am just trying to make it all happen. 

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