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What you should know about food packaging in China (6)

(People's Daily Online)

08:34, January 14, 2013

(Life Times)

Fruit and vegetable labels:

Adhesives are hazardous. The adhesives in labels contain benzene and other harmful chemicals, which can penetrate fruit and vegetables even if the label is stuck outside the plastic wrap. Eating such food contaminated with benzene and other harmful chemicals may lead to vomiting, stomachache, dizziness, and insomnia. You'd better peel these fruits and vegetables before eating.

Plastic bags:

Plastic bags thinner than 0.015 millimeters are banned in China. According to the National Development and Reform Commission, plastic bags should be thicker than 0.015 millimeters, and plastic shopping bags should be thicker than 0.025 millimeters. Substandard plastic bags should be eliminated because they will pollute the environment as well as harm human health.

Read the Chinese version: 食品包装十大安全警示
Source:Life Times, author: Dong Jinshi.

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