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Wine Institute Fact Sheet on Arsenic

May 31, 2016
Wine Institute

 

The lawsuit claims that certain wines contain unsafe levels of arsenic based on the limit set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for drinking water - 10 parts per billion (ppb). However there is no scientific basis for applying the EPA drinking water standard to wine.

Wine Institute is the association of 1,000 California wineries. In recent days, unfounded litigation has raised questions about the safety of California wine. We want to assure you that the health and safety of consumers is of the greatest importance to our wineries and that the wine produced by our members is perfectly safe.