To ensure that your orange juice is not tainted by contaminants, Dr. Oz recommends looking "for orange juice made only with oranges grown in the US." However, just because an orange juice label doesn't say the carton contains orange juice from other countries doesn't mean it doesn't contain orange flavoring material from other countries.
It's important to remember that the flavor packs going into orange juice are not derived from the same oranges that are squeezed to make that batch of orange juice. As I mentioned on the show, Brazil is the world leader in orange production. That means it is also a leading supplier of orange flavoring material. So even if your carton of orange juice doesn't contain orange juice from Brazil, it still may contain flavoring material from Brazil, flavoring material that is made up of essential oils that are extracted from the orange peel where the banned fungicide Carbendazim accumulates.
Unfortunately it is impossible for the consumer to know whether their orange juice contains flavoring material from Brazil because the orange juice companies have actively fought to avoid disclosure on the label of the addition of flavor packs.
In the following video from Parent Earth, Alissa explains how the healthiest way to eat an orange may be the simplest one, too:
The Mike Nowak Show: A Food Day podcast interview with Alissa Hamilton
Hear Alissa Hamilton's interview with Jian on CBC Radio's "Q" program
An interview with Evan Kleiman on KCRW's "Good Food" program
Alissa Hamilton joins the discussion on "This Way Up" on Radio New Zealand
Download Alissa's interview on WAMC's "The Roundtable"
The 2-minute History of OJ on Martha Stewart Living Radio
Alissa contributes to the discussion on Real Heath with Dr. Steve
Alissa interviewed on Food Chain Radio
KBOO's Bruce Silverman interviews Alissa about her book
Alissa guests on Radio Netherlands
Listen to Alissa's Nutrition Tidbits podcast on Healthcastle.com
Gastronomica reviews the book in the Winter 2011 issue
The Boston Globe interviews Hamilton on her research
Maclean's draws upon Hamilton's work for their "Fresh from the press" article on OJ
The Lawyers Weekly covers Squeezed
Find out from the author why healthy substitutes aren't necessarily better for our kids in this Hartford Examiner piece
The Toronto Star asks Alissa Hamilton "What's wrong with orange juice?"
National Post puts "Another OJ on Trial" - 2/25/09
The economic argument against "not-from-concentrate" OJ from the Star Tribune
The Ecologist puts an environmental spin on orange juice production
Orange Juice 101 in the Boston Parents Paper
An interview with the author in Acres USA
ABC News interviews Alissa Hamilton for an article, "Orange Juice's 'Secret' Flavor Packet Surprises Some Moms"
Getting Fresh: An Interview with Alissa Hamilton on Orange Juice on Civil Eats
Freshly Squeezed: The Truth About Orange Juice in Boxes on Civil Eats
An interview with Alissa Hamilton on the New Yorker's "Book Bench" blog
Squeezed induces a Vertigo-esque double-take from WIRED contributor Charlie Burton
Marion Nestle looks forward to reading Squeezed on her Food Politics blog
Existential foodie questions answered by the author on BlogTO.com's "You Are What You Eat" feature
Squeezed featured on boingboing.net
The Faster Times consults Squeezed in a search for the origins of your juice
The story of your morning orange juice on TreeHugger.com