28 May '11, 8am

Taiwan government scrambling to 'detox' food industry: While a clearer picture of the use of carcinogenic plasti...

While a clearer picture of the use of carcinogenic plasticizers in the food industry is emerging, government agencies are scrambling to "detox" the food industry and retail market by trying to flush out tainted products and materials and be realistic about the risk. In an attempt to set apart risky and non-risky foodstuffs and beverages, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday said the problem was confined to six categories of foods and beverages, which are sports drinks, fruit juices, teas, fruit jams and preserves, food powders, and food or food supplement tablets. While these six categories of products must come with test certificates before they can be sold again at supermarkets and other retailers, other food and beverages are considered safe because plasticizers are not known to be used in their manufacture, according to ...

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