The fungicide at issue is carbendazim – a fugicide which controls plant disease. It is often referred to as one of the “filthy four” pesticides. Source pan-uk.org
It is illegal to use this fungicide in the United States. 35 parts per billion carbendazim had been found in samples of orange juice products in the United States. This level is very low and it is not a safety concern. Europe allows 200 parts per billion. It is important to understand the issue at hand and not to be alarmed when you hear stories like these.
It is important to know that our Government agencies are working to find the source of this fungicide and find out when and where it is being applied.