Creative Sushi

Assorted Sushi Created by a Sushi Chef in Hong Kong

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FDA Testing Orange Juice Imports for fungicide

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin testing orange juice sold in U.S. supermarkets for the fungicide carbendazim it believes entered U.S. commerce through imports from Brazil. FDA also will sample import shipments of orange juice and will deny entry to shipments that test positive for carbendazim.

Carbendazim in orange juice is an unlawful pesticide chemical residue under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. It is approved for use in a variety of crops, including citrus, in many countries. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not approved carbendazim for use as a fungicide on oranges, nor has it established a tolerance or an exemption from the need for a tolerance for carbendazim in orange juice in the United States.

On Dec. 28, 2011, a juice company altered FDA that it had detected low levels of carbendazim (in the low parts per billion range) in its and competitors’ currently marketed finished products, and in certain orange juice concentrate that is not on the market. Industry reports indicate that carbendazim is present in orange juice products from the 2011 crop from Brazil, where the fungicide is used legally under Brazilian law to combat black spot, a type of mold that grows on orange trees.

EPA conducted a preliminary risk assessment based on the recent reports of carbendazim in orange juice and concluded that consumption of orange juice with carbendazim at the low levels that have been reported does not raise safety concerns.

FDA does not intend to take action to remove from domestic commerce orange juice containing the reported low levels of carbendazim; however, the agency is conducting its own testing of orange juice for carbendazim, and, if the agency identifies orange juice with carbendazim at levels that present a public health risk, it will alert the public and take the necessary action to ensure that the product is removed from the market.

Source: The Food and Drug Administration

A Refreshing Dessert of Tapioca and Coconut Milk

Ingredients

3 cups water
1/2 cup tapioca pearls
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp coconut syrup
pinch of salt
2/3 cup of coconut milk
Black sesame seeds (or poppy seeds)

Method

  1. Soak tapioca overnight.
  2. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add tapioca. Boil for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the pearls are translucent.
  3. Stir-in salt, sugar and coconut syrup.
  4. Add coconut milk. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and milk comes to a boil.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  6. Use stencil to create Yin Yang with sesame seed. Serve cold.

Source: ciao!