12 Jun '11, 6pm
Is this true about bubble tea??? Anybody know of any effect in the US?
Bubble tea ingredients exported to the United Kingdom join a long list of products in a massive Department of Health crackdown suspected to be tainted with a dangerous plasticizer. The Taiwanese specialty has emerged as a wildly popular drink in the UK. The latest DOH investigation found that the food additive, known as Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, known as DEHP, has been distributed in products from 46 different companies, although a major bubble tea ingredient exporter denies that theirs is one. So far, the company identified as the main source spreading the food additive is Yu Shen Company, a long-term manufacturer of the additive. Possmei International Co., a producer of tea and tapioca ingredients bound for the U.K., said there is no evidence that their materials have been tainted with the carcinogenic DEHP. Possmei supplies key ingredients to Bubbleology, a London bev...