Q. Is apple juice safe?
A. At Mott's, nothing is more important to us than the well-being of the families who enjoy our brands every day. Moms have trusted Mott's since 1842, and we continue to stand by the quality and safety of our products. We understand that media reports on the presence of arsenic and lead in some juices have caused concern among our consumers. We want to make sure you have all the facts.
An article on Nov. 30, 2011, from Consumer Reports inappropriately compared juice to drinking water. As a result, the report fails to take into account that the FDA level of concern for inorganic arsenic is set at 23 ppb for juice. This is higher than the drinking water standard because people consume far less juice on a daily basis. Most importantly, the Consumer Reports test showed that the Mott's results for both total (2.12 ppb - 10.2 ppb) and inorganic arsenic (1.54 ppb - 6.55 ppb) are well below the level that the FDA has established as safe for juice.
We are committed to providing nutritious and safe fruit juices and will continue to comply with limits established by the FDA. Our industry relies on the safety assessment and guidance of the FDA and other regulatory bodies on these issues, and we work with them to ensure that our products remain consistent with that guidance. In addition to conducting our own testing, the FDA routinely inspects all food and beverage manufacturing facilities such as ours to ensure they meet government guidelines. Additionally, we source all our ingredients only from the most reputable businesses, each of which must first pass an extensive review process before being approved as a supplier for Mott's.
It is important to know that trace elements, such as arsenic and lead, naturally occur in the environment and are present at miniscule levels in drinking water and many of the agriculturally derived foods and beverages we safely consume - everything from dairy products, meat and whole fruits to vegetables and grains.
Mott's 100% Apple Juice Product Information
Q. Is Mott's Apple Juice 100% Juice?
A.Yes. Mott's Apple Juice is 100% juice.
Q. What is the difference between 100% Fruit Juice, Fruit Juice Drink and Fruit Juice Cocktails?
A. 100% fruit juice is not diluted with water, it is just juice. It can be pressed or squeezed from the fruit or made by mixing juice concentrate with water. Fruit Juice Drink and Fruit Juice Cocktails contain less than 100% juice because water is added to it.
Q. Is Mott's 100% Apple Juice pasteurized?
A. Yes. Mott's 100% Apple Juice is pasteurized.
Q. What is pasteurization?
A. Pasteurization is a heat treatment that destroys most microorganisms to ensure the product is safe to consume.
Q. Is Mott's 100% Apple Juice artificially sweetened?
A. No. Mott's 100% Apple Juice has no added sweeteners, artificial or natural. All sugar in the product is naturally-occurring and comes from the fruit juice.
Q. What does "from concentrate" mean?
A. Concentrate is fruit juice where some of the water has been removed. Mott's 100 % Apple Juice is made by adding the water back to the concentrate to its original strength. FDA requires the term "from concentrate" on the front label if the product contains any juice from concentrate.
Q. Does Mott's 100% Apple Juice contain preservatives?
A. No, Mott's 100% Apple Juice does not contain preservatives.
Q. Is Mott's 100% Apple Juice kosher?
Q. Do I have to refrigerate Mott's 100% Juice?
A. All Mott's apple juice products should be refrigerated after they have been opened. Single serve packages should be consumed in their entirety once opened (includes cans, 8 fl oz bottles and juice boxes).
Q. How long will Mott's 100% Juice last once it has been opened?
A. With proper handling, for best quality and freshness, opened and refrigerated apple juice should be consumed within seven to 10 days.
Q. How can I tell if a product is spoiled?
A. Changes in flavor, smell, or appearance can indicate a product has started to spoil. If a product is suspected to be spoiled, it should be thrown out.
Q. Can I use Mott's 100% Apple Juice past the "Best By" date?
A. It is safe to consume shelf-stable (unrefrigerated) apple juice after the "Best By" date, assuming it has not been opened. However, shelf-stable apple juice will begin to lose its flavor and color appearance after the "Best By" date, so the product may not be as desirable as it would be if consumed prior to the "Best by" date.
Q. What if I have questions about the "Best By" date or the date the product was manufactured?
A. Please call 1-800-426-4891 with any questions.
Q. Where can I find the "Best By" date on the bottle?
A. The location of the "Best By" date on Mott's 100% Apple Juice varies, but it is often located on the neck of the bottle.
Q. What is the shelf life of Mott's 100% Apple Juice?
A. Shelf life depends on the packaging type. Refer to "Best By" date on the package.
Q. How should Mott's 100% Apple Juice products be stored?
A. Unopened 100% Mott's Apple Juice products can be stored in a cabinet or in the refrigerator. Once opened, Mott's 100% Apple Juice products should be stored in the original container and kept in the refrigerator to ensure maximum freshness.
Q. How is Mott's 100% Apple Juice processed?
A. Mott's 100% Apple Juice is made by mixing apple juice concentrate and water. It is then pasteurized and packaged.
Q. Is Mott's 100% Apple Juice free of gluten containing material?
A. Mott's 100% Apple Juice does not contain gluten.
Q. Is Mott's 100% Apple Juice fortified?
A. Yes. Mott's 100% Apple Juice is an excellent source of vitamin C.
Q. How can Mott's 100% Apple Juice contain 120% Daily Value vitamin C?
A. Depending on the package size, Mott's 100% Apple Juice is fortified with up to 120% Daily Value of Vitamin C per serving. FDA's recommended daily value is 60 mg of vitamin C, and Mott's 100% Apple Juice may contain as much as 72 mg of vitamin C per serving.
Q. Does a glass of Mott's 100% Apple Juice count towards fulfilling the recommended daily fruit consumption?
A. Yes. Four fl oz (1/2 cup) of Mott's 100% Apple Juice is the equivalent of 1/2 cup of fruit according to the current USDA Dietary Guidelines.
Q. What counts as 1 serving of fruit?
A. 1/2 cup of 100% fruit juice counts as 1/2 cup of fruit.
Q. Is Mott's 100% Apple Juice made from all U.S. apples?
A. Mott's sources apple juice concentrate from countries around the world - including the U.S.
Q. What are the benefits to drinking Mott's 100 % Apple Juice?
A. Mott's 100% Apple Juice provides 1/2 cup of fruit per 4 fl oz, is a good source of vitamin C and contributes to fluid intake.
Q. At what age can I begin serving Mott's 100% Apple juice to my child?
A. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends juice should not be introduced into the diet of infants before 6 months of age. Please discuss with your child's doctor.
Mott's 100% Apple Juice Packaging Information:
Q. Are Mott's 100% Apple Juice plastic bottles recyclable?
A. Yes. Mott's 100% Apple Juice containers are made from PET material and they can be recycled.
Q. Can I freeze Mott's 100% Apple Juice in its plastic container?
A. Freezing Mott's 100% Apple Juice in its plastic container is not recommended because it is possible that the product will expand and damage the bottle.
Mott's Customer Service Information:
Q. How can I contact Mott's corporate office?
A. Please call 1-800-426-4891 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Are there recipes for Mott's products?
A. Yes, please visit our web site, Motts.com, for all Mott's recipes.
Q. Where can I find Mott's products?
A. To find Mott's products, call 1-800-426-4891 and select option 2 to access Mott's automated product locator service. We also recommend asking your store manager to order the product for you so they can stock it in the future.
Q. May I purchase Mott's products directly from Mott's?
A. Mott's enjoys national distribution in most major retailers. At this time, we do not offer direct sales to consumers.
Q. How can I get Mott's product coupons?
A. From time to time, coupons are made available in local newspapers, magazines and through in-store displays. We also make product coupons available on our website www.motts.com periodically.
Mott's Applesauce Product Information:
Q. Do you use chemicals to remove peels from your apples?
A. Mott's does not use any chemicals to remove peels from our apples.
Q. How should Mott's applesauce be stored before opening?
A. Mott's sauces can be stored inside at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Q. How long can I store Mott's applesauce?
A. Unopened Mott's applesauce will stay fresh until the "best by" date on the package. Single serve applesauce should be consumed when opened. Multi-serve sauces must be refrigerated after opening since they do not contain preservatives.
Q. How long can I keep Mott's applesauce in plastic cups in my own kitchen before they spoil?
A. Depending on the flavor you purchased, Mott's single-serve applesauce will stay fresh for six to 12 months before opening. Single serve applesauce should be consumed when opened, not stored. Our sauces must be refrigerated after opening since they do not contain preservatives. Opened containers should be consumed in seven to 10 days.
Q. Are Mott's applesauces milk, dairy, and peanut free?
A. Yes, they are.
Q. Is Mott's applesauce pasteurized?
A. Mott's applesauce is processed by heat before sealing to prevent spoilage.
Q. Where is Mott's applesauce produced?
A. All Mott's applesauce is produced in the U.S. and Canada.
Q. Is Mott's applesauce produced year round?
A. Yes, Mott's applesauce is produced year round.
Q. Where do the apples come from?
A. Apples for Mott's applesauce come from the U.S. and Canada.
Q. How much fruit is needed daily?
A. The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on your age, gender, and level of physical activity. There is a chart on the http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ website.
Q. How does Mott's applesauce contribute toward the recommended daily fruit consumption?
A. ½ cup of natural or unsweetened applesauce counts as ½ cup of fruit.
Q. Where can I buy Mott's applesauce?
A. Mott's applesauce products are available at a variety of grocery markets, superstores, and club stores. We recommend asking your store manager to order the product for you so they can stock it in the future. You can also call 1-800-426-4891 and select option 2 to access our automated product locator service.
Q. How can I ask a question about a Mott's product?
A. You can contact our Consumer Relations department by phone: 1-800- 426-4891 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Also, please visit www.motts.com.
Mott's Medleys Juice Product Information:
Q. Is Mott's Medleys Juice 100% Juice?
A. Yes. Mott's Medleys Juice is 100% juice.
Q. In what flavors is Mott's Medleys available?
A. Mott's Medleys is available in apple, grape and tropical flavors.
Q. What vegetable and fruit juices are included in Mott's Medleys?
A. Apple contains apple and carrot juices. Grape contains grape, apple and carrot juices. Tropical contains orange, mango, grape, apple, and carrot juices.
Q. In what sizes are Mott's Medleys available?
A. Mott's Medleys is available in 46 oz bottles. Migrating to 64 fl oz bottles.
Q. Is there added sugar or high fructose corn syrup in Mott's Medleys?
A. Mott's Medleys does not contain added sugar or high fructose corn syrup. See nutrition information for calories and sugar content
Q. How many vegetables are in every glass?
A. There are 2/3 serving of vegetables and 1 1/3 serving of fruits (2 combined servings) in every 8 fl oz glass.
Q. What vitamins are in Mott's Medleys?
A. Mott's Medleys contains 100% daily value of vitamin C and is a good source of vitamin E and Magnesium.
Mott's Medleys Fruit & Veggie Snack Product Information:
Q. In what flavors is Mott's Medleys Fruit & Veggie Snack available?
A. Cherry Berry and Peach Apple.
Q. Label states 1 total fruit and veggie serving per container. How much of this is fruit and how much of this is vegetables?
A. Each container provides 2/3 fruit and 1/3 veggie serving for a total of 1 combined fruit and veggie serving.
Q. What is the orange stuff in the top or bottom of the container?
A. Natural separation of the fruits and veggies may occur, which appears as a thin orange layer in the snack. Please stir well before enjoying.
Q. What is this orange stuff made of?
A. The orange color of the sediment is from the natural orange color of carrots, beta-carotene, mixing with the natural sedimentation that occurs in all applesauce.
Q. Are Mott's Medleys Snacks kosher?
A. Yes, Medleys Snacks are kosher certified.
Q. Is there added sugar or high fructose corn syrup in Mott's Medleys Fruit & Veggie Snacks?
A. Mott's Medleys does not contain added sugar or high fructose corn syrup. See nutrition information for calories and sugar content.
Q. How can I get my coupon from the Mott's Share The Savings Facebook App?
A. Mott's Share The Savings is a Facebook App that rewards users for spreading the word about Mott's with a coupon to use toward any Mott's product.
To get your coupon, follow these steps:
- Visit our Facebook page and click on the "COUPONS" icon at the top of the page.
- Click the "LIKE" button at the top right of the page. If you see a "LIKED" button, you can skip this step.
- When the app loads, click the "GET STARTED" button.
- A pop-up will appear asking for your permission to allow Mott's to access and use your data. You must click "Allow" in order to move on to the next step.
- A window will appear with a list of your friends. Click on 3 or more friends with whom you'd like to share a Mott's coupon message. Once you've chosen 3 friends, click "Send Requests". A notification message will be sent to these friends.
- Now you wait. Once 1 of your friends clicks the link to the Mott's Facebook page in the message that was shared with them and "Likes" Mott's when they get to the page, your coupon will be unlocked. We'll send you a notification email to the email address you registered with your Facebook account. If you don't see the email, be sure to check your Spam folder, as certain email providers may detect the message as Spam.
- Click the link in the email to go back to the app, then click the button on the app to redeem your coupon.
- A new window will open. Follow the instructions to print your Mott's coupon! If you're having any difficulty printing your coupon, visit the Coupons.com FAQ page.
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