Notice of Voluntary Recall of a Single Lot of Martinelli’s One Liter (33.8 FL OZ) Bottles of Apple Juice

Dear Valued Customer,

S. Martinelli & Company has issued a voluntary recall for a single lot of Martinelli’s Apple Juice, One Liter (33.8 fl. oz.) bottle. The recalled product has a “Best By” date of “09MAR2026” or “10MAR2026” on the front of the bottle above the label. The product was shipped between March 13, 2023, and September 27, 2023, with most of the product shipped before July 28, 2023.

This recall is a result of sampling by the State of Maryland that found samples from one production lot of Martinelli’s apple juice, sold in one-liter glass bottles, tested above the guidance action level for inorganic arsenic in apple juice set by the FDA in June 2023.

FDA has stated that exposure to elevated levels of inorganic arsenic can pose a health hazard to young children. Effective June 1, 2023, the FDA issued guidance lowering the industry action level for inorganic arsenic in apple juice from 23 parts per billion (“ppb’) to 10 ppb, in line with the requirements for water. The Maryland Department of Health reported that test results for the March 2023 production lot at issue showed 11.6 ppb for inorganic arsenic, which is 1.6 ppb higher than the industry action level set forth in the new guidance established on June 1, 2023.

No illness or complaints related to this product have been reported to date, and no other production dates or Martinelli products are affected by this recall.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.


Consumers: Martinelli’s 1-800-662-1868

Media: Patti Costantino