OJ Watch: Officials announce crackdown on ‘fake’ orange juice

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has collected samples of orange juice from across Bangkok for testing after street vendors in Saraburi were arrested making fake OJ, using sweetener and orange color.

As the organization goes officially on an OJ watch, tests are being run on both boxed orange juice sold in shops and the bottles sold on the street. For now, consumers are encouraged to read labels carefully to make sure that their boxed juice is FDA approved, said Paisarn Dankoom, FDA’s deputy secretary.

For juices sold on the street, Paisarn advised consumers to inquire with vendors about how their orange juice is made (Although they are 100 percent certain to say that it’s 100 percent orange juice).

Meanwhile, the fake orange juice seized in Saraburi will also be sent to the lab at the Department of Medical Sciences for testing. Results will be announced to the public within 7 days, the Daily News reported.


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