Keurig Dr Pepper said it was withdrawing its Peñafiel brand unflavored mineral spring water products after reports that they contained high levels of arsenic. The announcement, which was made on Friday, came three days after the Center for Environmental Health notified the company that tests showed arsenic levels exceeding those set by the federal government, and two months after Consumer Reports found similarly high levels. A market withdrawal is voluntary and “occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action,” according to the United States Food and Drug Administration’s website. Keurig Dr Pepper said its own independent water quality tests confirmed arsenic levels exceeding the F.D.A.’s bottled water standards of 10 parts per billion.
Source: International New York Times June 24, 2019 20:15 UTC