Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    7 / -3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

DEHP inspections find chemical (2)

By Fu Wen (Global Times)

13:36, November 24, 2011

According to a list released by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Friday, 13 Taiwanese companies were found to be exporting DEHP-tainted food to the Chinese mainland market.

The exported products include sports drinks, juice and juice powder, said the administration's website.

The administration also banned imports of around 950 types of food and beverages produced by Taiwanese companies containing DEHP.

Dong Jinshi, secretary-general of the International Food Packaging Association, warns DEHP exists not only in food products, but also in cosmetics and food packaging materials like plastic food wrappers.

"When choosing plastic food wrappers, consumers should avoid products made by polyvinyl chloride, as it contains large amounts of DEHP," Dong told the Global Times Sunday.

"We do not recommend using plastic food wrapper to cover hot or oily food, or heating wrapped food in microwaves as it dissolves high concentrations of DEHP into food," Dong said.

【1】 【2】

We Recommend


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. The village bookworm of 31 years

  2. Nightlife in China's cities

  3. Sichuan police hold tactical contest

  4. Pupils' journey back home covered with dust

Most Popular


  1. It's proved a wise decision
  2. The role that US plays in Asia
  3. Addressing climate change
  4. Reviled 1 percent are not all wicked
  5. China must avoid Europe's mistakes
  6. China marks 10 years as partner in world trade
  7. Media distorted train crash claims: expert
  8. Return to reason for real estate
  9. A reality check for Washington
  10. Improving education quality in rural areas

What's happening in China

Tainted dumplings discovered

  1. 195 homegrown C919 jets have been ordered
  2. Diplomatic micro blog seeks 'Wei-plomacy'
  3. Draft regulation allows bacteria in frozen food
  4. Wind rips open Beijing's terminal roof
  5. First-tier cities fail to satisfy residents

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival