Group accuses brands of watered-down lemon juice

June 15, 2012 6:42:40 PM PDT
Bottled lemon juice is a $100 million business but the National Consumers League is asking the Food and Drug Administration to put the squeeze on four brands that the group says are passing off a watered-down product as 100 percent lemon juice.

The National Consumers League tested samples of four different products labeled 100 percent lemon juice.

After testing two bottles each of NaturaLemon 100% Lemon Juice from concentrate ? Natural Strength, Lira 100% Lemon Juice from concentrate, Lemon Time Lemon Juice from concentrate and Pampa, the group's lab found that NaturaLemon contained about 35 percent lemon juice; Lira, about 25 percent; Lemon Time, about 15 percent; and Pampa, just 10 percent.

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