Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DEHP-Tainted Taiwanese Food Products

It has been reported that one company in Taiwan added the chemical DEHP as emulsifier in food products. DEHP is often used as plasticizer. It can affect the testes of boys and is an endocrine disruptor.

The Taiwan FDA identified the products/brands that may be tainted with DEHP:

  • Nature House Lactic Acid Bacteria (apple vinegar-flavored lactic acid powder) produced by King Car Group;
  • Skinny Dietary Drinks by Chang Gung Biotechnology Corp.;
  • Taiwan Sugar Ginger Clam Tablets by Taiwan Sugar Corporation; and,
  • Dongli Sports Drinks and Dongli Lemon Sports Drinks.
more here and here

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bursting Melons

Farmers in China are seeing fields with bursting watermelons. Apparently, the bursting was caused by the overuse of growth promoter called forchlorfenuron. 

more here