Monday, June 29, 2009

Citrus could be used as feed additives

Citrus skin and core are nutritious, and could be used be good feed additives.

In the citrus skin and core, which contains much crude protein, crude fat and cellulose, also contains iron, manganese, zinc and other trace elements.

Citrus skin and core have the function of detoxification and anti-bacterial.

Therefore, citrus skin and nuclear should be collected, dried and crushed into powder, can be added to animal feed additives. Feed chickens, ducks, geese, cattle, pigs and other livestock.

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Citrus could be used as feed additives

Citrus skin and core are nutritious, and could be used be good feed additives.

In the citrus skin and core, which contains much crude protein, crude fat and cellulose, also contains iron, manganese, zinc and other trace elements.

Citrus skin and core have the function of detoxification and anti-bacterial.

Therefore, citrus skin and nuclear should be collected, dried and crushed into powder, can be added to animal feed additives. Feed chickens, ducks, geese, cattle, pigs and other livestock.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ningbo Port to destroy Japan expired food additives

Recently, Ningbo Inspection and Quarantine department found that a number of Japan food additives' retention period has expired. According to the provisions of relevant laws and regulations, inspection and quarantine department destroied the food additives.

It is reported that the Japanese food additives are imported by a Shaoxing company. The specific name is vitamin E, for the dehydration drying Pleurotus production and processing.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

National standards of instant noodle additives will be introduced

National standards of instant noodle additives have been adopted by experts and will be launched soon.

The new national standard clearly states that the food additives and nutrition fortifiers used in instant noodles should be in conformity with the relevant mandatory standards.

According to the mandatory standards, the preservatives must be clearly marked on tags and packages.

At present, the preservatives are usually added in the instant noodles refer to the potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate, emulsifier, water retention agent, thickener, etc. These additives must be added in accordance with the limited.

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Japan develops standards of food additives

Japan develops standards of food additives. The standards approve Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, isovaleraldehyde as food additives, and develop standard specifications of these substances.

Sodium stearoyl lactate is an organic compound used as a food additive.

It is made by combining lactic acid and stearic acid, and then reacting the result with sodium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide to make the sodium or calcium salt. It is used as an emulsifier in processed foods.

Isovaleraldehyde is a liquid with an apple-like odor and naturally occurs in the oils of orange, lemon, eucalyptus, and peppermint. It has low toxicity but causes respiratory and eye irritation, as well as dermatitis, somnolence, and liver impairment.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rohm and Haas will enhance paint adhesives and additives price

Rohm and HaasPrice range related to to sell The building coatings, industrial coatings, road paint, floor paint and building products adhesives and additives sold in Europe, Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Africa are invloved in the price adjustment.

Rohm and Haas Company, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based company, manufactures miscellaneous materials. A Fortune 500 Company, Rohm and Haas employs more than 17,000 people in 27 countries. The annual sales revenue of Rohm and Haas stands at about USD 8.9 billion. On 2008-07-10, The Dow Chemical Company agreed to buy Rohm and Haas for $17.29 billion.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

China says milk additive OMP safe but not legal

A senior Chinese health official said here Monday that the additive OMP in milk was safe but its import procedure is not legal.

"As far as we know now, OMP is safe and will not affect people's health," said Chen Xiaohong, vice health minister, at a press conference here.

OMP, or osteoblast milk protein, is not yet listed as a legal food material under current food safety law.

Mengniu Dairy, one of the country's biggest dairy firms, has used it in its product line Milk Deluxe since 2005.

The importer of the additive should submit health impact evaluation documents issued by the health authorities of export countries to the health departments for approval and it should also pass the quarantine check, Chen said. "Obviously, Mengniu did not do it."

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Patients with lung cancer should stay away from food additives

Patients with lung cancer should stay away from food additivesFood additives can change the foods' color and odor, to adjust the taste of food and extend food preservation, are indispensable materials of food. But recently, Korea Seoul National University researchers found in animal experiments, phosphate-type food additives will not only accelerate the growth of lung cancer, but also promote the occurrence of lung cancer.

Phosphate, an inorganic chemical, is a salt of phosphoric acid. Inorganic phosphates are mined to obtain phosphorus for use in agriculture and food industry. Phosphate in is currently the most widely used food quality improver. Cola, lemon soda, chocolate, ice cream, cookies, ketchup, mayonnaise, meat and spontaneous powder all contain such additives.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Common dairy additives

DHA: Docosahexaenoic acid (commonly known as DHA; 22:6(ω-3), all-cis-docosa-4,7,10,13,16,19-hexa-enoic acid; trivial name cervonic acid) is an omega-3 essential fatty acid. In chemical structure, DHA is a carboxylic acid with a 22-carbon chain and six cis double bonds; the first double bond is located at the third carbon from the omega end.

Lutein: Lutein is one of over 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, lutein is employed by organisms as an antioxidant and for blue light absorption. Lutein is present in the plant as fatty-acid ester, with one or two fatty acids bound to the two hydroxyl-groups. Saponification of lutein esters yields lutein in approximately a 1:2 molar ratio. Lutein is also found in egg yolks, animal fats and the corpus luteum. Lutein is a lipophilic molecule and is generally insoluble in water. The presence of the long chromophore of conjugated double bonds (polyene chain) provides the distinctive light-absorbing properties. The polyene chain is susceptible to oxidative degradation by light or heat and is chemically unstable in acids.

Nucleotide: Nucleotides are molecules which comprise the structural units of RNA and DNA. Additionally, nucleotides play central roles in metabolism. In that capacity, they serve as sources of chemical energy, participate in cellular signaling, and are incorporated into important cofactors of enzymatic reactions.

Immunoglobulin: Immunoglobulin are gamma globulin proteins that are found in blood or other bodily fluids of vertebrates, and are used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects, such as bacteria and viruses. They are typically made of basic structural units—each with two large heavy chains and two small light chains—to form, for example, monomers with one unit, dimers with two units or pentamers with five units. Antibodies are produced by a kind of white blood cell called a B cell. There are several different types of antibody heavy chains, and several different kinds of antibodies, which are grouped into different isotypes based on which heavy chain they possess. Five different antibody isotypes are known in mammals, which perform different roles, and help direct the appropriate immune response for each different type of foreign object they encounter.

Taurine: Taurine is an organic acid. It is also a major constituent of bile and can be found in the lower intestine and in small amounts in the tissues of many animals and in humans as well. Taurine is a derivative of the sulfur-containing (sulfhydryl) amino acid, cysteine. Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Excessive consumption of MSG causes decreased visual acuity

Japan Hirosaki University researchers found that if add a lot of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the diet of mouse, the mouse vision will be lowered, retinal will thinning.

Prior research has found that this injection of material into the eyes can cause nerve injury. But this studies are the first demonstration, even if the food contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), it will also damage the eyes.

Although researchers said that the monosodium glutamate (MSG) should be used a little, but how much is the threshold is still unknown.

Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate and MSG, is a sodium salt of the non-essential amino glutamic acid. It is used as a food additive and is commonly marketed as a flavour enhancer. It has the HS code 29224220 and the E number E621. Trade names of monosodium glutamate include Ajinomoto, Vetsin, and Accent. Contrary to popular belief, it does not contain gluten, and is therefore safe to be eaten by people with Coeliac disease.

Although traditional Asian cuisine had often used seaweed extract, which contains high concentrations of glutamic acid, MSG was not isolated until 1907. MSG was subsequently patented by Ajinomoto Corporation of Japan in 1909. In its pure form, it appears as a white crystalline powder; when dissolved in water or saliva, it rapidly dissociates into sodium cations and glutamate anions (glutamate is the anionic form of glutamic acid, a naturally occurring amino acid).

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10 kinds of nutrients baby need

10 kinds of nutrients baby needProtein
To maintain the growth and development, enhance immune function, synthetic red blood cells.

Vitamin A
To promote normal growth of teeth and bone, maintain normal epithelial tissue, fight infection, improve dry eyes, so that the eyes adapt to light changes.

Vitamin B1
Enhance carbohydrate metabolism, so that focus and enhance memory and vitality.

Vitamin B2
Produce energy, avoid cheilitis, seborrheic dermatitis, itchy eyes and photophobia.

Vitamin B6
To help the normal red blood cells and protein metabolism.

Vitamin B12
Promote normal growth, metabolism carbohydrate and fat.

Vitamin C
Produce grow collagen for bones and teeth, promote wound healing, enhance immunity, to help iron absorption, metabolism of folic acid to prevent anemia.

Vitamin D
To promote absorption of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin E
Involved in cell membrane antioxidant to prevent hemolytic anemia. To mainten the integrity of cell and promote normal clotting, improve the function of sport.

Vitamin K
The nutrients required for blood coagulation.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Common illegal additives in dairy products

Potassium Bromate: Potassium bromate (KBrO3), is a bromate of potassium and takes the form of white crystals or powder.

It is typically used as a flour improver (E number E924), strengthening the dough and allowing higher rising. It is an oxidizing agent, and under the right conditions, will be completely used up in the baking bread. However, if too much is added, or if the bread is not cooked long enough or not at a high enough temperature, then a residual amount will remain, which may be harmful if consumed. Potassium bromate might also be used in the production of malt barley where the United States FDA has prescribed certain conditions where it may be used safely, which includes labeling standards for the finished malt barley product. It is a very powerful oxidizer (E°= 1.5 volts comparable to potassium permanganate). Bromate is considered a category 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Potassium bromate has been banned from use in food products in Europe, as well as the United Kingdom in 1990, and Canada in 1994, and most other countries. It was banned in Sri Lanka in 2001 and China in 2005. It is also banned in Nigeria, Brazil and Peru.

In the United States it has not been banned. The FDA sanctioned the use of bromate before the Delaney clause of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act went into effect in 1958 — which bans carcinogenic substances — so that it is more difficult for it to now be banned. Instead, since 1991 the FDA has urged bakers to voluntarily stop using it. In California a warning label is required when bromated flour is used.

β-lactamase: β-lactamases are enzymes (EC produced by some bacteria and are responsible for their resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins, cephalosporins (are relatively resistant to beta lactmase), cephamycins, and carbapenems (ertapenem). These antibiotics have a common element in their molecular structure: a four-atom ring known as a beta-lactam. The lactamase enzyme breaks that ring open, deactivating the molecule's antibacterial properties.

β-lactam antibiotics are typically used to treat a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Beta-lactamases produced by gram-positive organisms are usually secreted.

β-lactamase may be clinically beneficial when orally administered to preserve the natural intestinal flora during the parenteral administration of antibiotics. "This could provide protection against a broad range of nosocomial pathogens," per Dr. Usha Stiefel at the 47th annual Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Dimethyl Fumarate: Dimethyl fumarate is an ester and an α,β-unsaturated electrophilic compound, undergoing reactions typical to them. It is also a diene acceptor in the ordinary Diels-Alder reaction, where the reactivity of its vinylidenic bond is enchanced by the two electron-withdrawing ester groups. Due to its geometry, the Diels-Alder product has a trans configuration.

Dimethyl fumarate is used to treat psoriasis. It is a lipophilic, highly mobile molecule in human tissue. However, as an α,β-unsaturated ester, dimethyl fumarate reacts rapidly with the detoxifying agent glutathione by Michael addition. When administered orally, it does not survive long enough to be absorbed into blood.

Another use for dimethyl fumarate is mold inhibition.

Tests in mouse models have been conducted with the aim of using it as part of a specific cancer treatment.

Dimethyl fumarate has been found to be an allergic sensitizer at very low concentrations, producing extensive, pronounced eczema that is difficult to treat. Concentrations as low as 1 ppm may produce allergic reactions. There are only a handful of equally potent sensitizers.

The extreme sensitizing risk was brought to public attention by the "poison chair" incident, where Chinese manufacturer Linkwise produced two-seater sofas with dimethyl fumarate sachets inside to inhibit mould while they were in storage or transport. In Finland where the chairs were sold from 2006-2007, sixty users were given serious rashes. The cause was identified as dimethyl fumarate -induced allergic reaction by Tapio Rantanen, M.D. from Finland, and his original article became the cover story in the July issue of British Journal of Dermatology. In the United Kingdom, sofas sold by Argos, Land of Leather and Walmsley Furnishing containing the chemical caused over a hundred injuries. Argos withdrew the sofas from stores and contacted buyers to collect those that had been sold — with Land of Leather withdrawing the sofas without notifying buyers and Walmsley saying they had removed the satchets from sofas they sold after the danger came to light. Complaints have been made that dates on the sofas were altered and sofas containing the satchets sold. Land of Leather and Walmsley are facing a ₤10 million class action suit over their reaction to the incident, joining the manufacturer in denying the sofas are connected to their customers injuries. The danger came to public attention when the BBC Watchdog program alerted consumers to the sofas.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

China animal husbandry and feed industry expo 2009

China Animal Husbandry and Feed Industry Expo 2009China Animal Husbandry and Feed Industry Expo 2009 will be hold in Chengdu city, Sichuan Province. The exhibition will be from May 17, 2009 to May 19, 2009.

The exhibition organized to bring into full play the functions of the service industry associations, relying on the capital, science and technology, knowledge, information, management, marketing and speeding up rural reform and development, the majority of practitioners to improve the status of negotiations to reduce intermediate links, and to build animal husbandry Feed industry production, processing, trade and operations, sales and consumer interaction as a bridge; to provide unity and cooperation, fair competition and mutual benefit and common development platform; extensive communication between the domestic and international market information, enhance international exchanges and cooperation; to strengthen our country Animal husbandry and feed industry's international competitiveness and improve China's animal husbandry and feed industry as a whole benefits; the promotion of new varieties, new technologies, new products, new results; display of corporate image and product brands, China to build animal husbandry and feed industry brand name, China's livestock feed industry and sustainable development.

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South Korea spirulina is efficient and environmental friendly

Recently, South Korean scientists develop a new type of Spirulina. This Spirulina not only could be used for animal feed additives, but also contribute to the reduction of atmospheric greenhouse gases.

They used ethyl methane sulphonate produce Spirulina Strain named M2OCJK3. Spirulina M2OCJK3 is a type of the cyanobacteria, which through the life of photosynthesis to absorb carbon dioxide. If large-scale farming, the fixed rate of carbon dioxide can be stabilized at 21.8 g/day.m2, is 13% more than the well-known type of Spirulina CJ590.

It is reported that if improve the farming methods, Spirulina M2OCJK3 can be used as the feed additives to the aquatic animals.

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How to use food additives rationally

Food AdditivesWang Xinping, the Associate Professor of Xi'an University of Science and Technology considers the use of food additives should be guided by the principle of improving standards, strengthen supervision and strict control.

Wang Xinping researches food security issues for a long time. In his view, food additives is a double-edged sword. Useful additives can increase the nutritional content of the food, such as adding a variety of trace elements the human body need to formula milk powder. In addition, many food processing also requires additives for preservation, color and flavor.

But at the same time, a number of food processing enterprises abuse the food additives. There are harmful substances with toxic, excessive use of additives and so on.

Wang Xinping insists that the use of food additives should be guided by the principle of improving standards, strengthen supervision and strict control. At present, China's food security standards are too general and vague. Therefore, China should establish and improve a high standard of food security system, and gradually implement the market access system.

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Songwon plastic additives debut plastindia

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.During the Plastindia 2009, Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. brout its newly designated dealers Jayvee Organics Private Ltd. and Qualichem Specialties Private Ltd. to meet buyers from India and Southeast Asia.

As a global leader of polymer additives, the co-operation with the two companies will enable the success in the Indian market.

The meaning of Songwon is pine tree field and since we planted our first stump of pine tree by producing PVC stabilizers firstly in Korea in 1966, we have devoted all of our efforts to grow up a strong, sound and ever-green pine tree field in the Fine Chemical Industries by developing most essential additives, intermediates, resins and etc. with our self-developed technologies.

For this purpose, Songwon has challenged to many specialty chemicals to meet the needs from the various chemical industries. By developing many advanced technologies with our fresh idea and keeping higher quality control with best after service, Songwon has contributed and will contribute to a certain part for the development of chemical industries in the world. During the last three decades, Songwon served to all of respectable customers with the spirit of "Better Quality, Better Service, Better Value" and this will be continued now and forever.

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Food and nutrition expert: Do not think food additives as a scourge

Food <br />AdditivesBecause some food manufacturers abuse food additives, the public are beginning to pay attention on food security. However, due to excessive concern about the selection of food, some people undertake unnecessary trouble.

Now, China's national standards permit the use of food additives are 1960 kinds. The vast majority of them are spices. In addition to spices, there are other 22 categories, more than 300 kinds of food additives. China's standards (GB2760-2007) which was revised in 2007 is close to international standards basically.

If there is no food additives, food can not be produced or preserved properly. At present, there is processed foods which do not have food additives no market, and its benefits are obviously. For example, the pigments will make the cake more attractive and arouse people's appetite. The use of preservatives to control the propagation of microorganisms in food to prevent food spoilage. For example, if there is not preservatives, soy sauce will mold within two days.

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Common food additives

Preservatives: Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium, Calcium Propionate

Antioxidants: BHA, BHT, PG, TBHQ, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Phytic Acid, Polyphenols

Osteoporosis agents: Alum, Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Gluconic Acid Lactone, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate

Sweeteners: Fruit Glucose, Maltose, Oligosaccharides, Abbas Sweet, Stevia Sugar, Sodium Cyclamate, Acesulfame-K, Saccharin

Thickening and stabilizing agent: Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Monoglyceride, Phosphate

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Chengdu: 20 percents of candy have excessive additives

CandyChengdu Trade and Industry Bureau announced a product quality monitoring of candy, with a pass rate of only 80%. Some candy producers add excessive sodium cyclamate and lemon yellow pigment.

If intake lemon yellow pigment excessively, the tartrazine pigment will accumulate in the body, causing a certain harm to the liver.

If the person consume cyclamate for long time, the body will be caused harm, especially for the groups have weaker capacity of metabolic detoxification.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

A person intakes 3 kg food additives per year

Lin Lizhu, the professor of the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine said in order to kill harmful microorganisms and parasites, to remove the smell of meat or certain foods, people often add a certain amount of preservatives, food coloring and flavoring to increase the food's color, flavor and fragrance for promoting appetite.

But the flavoring and pigment mostly are synthetic. Some of them are also mixed with harmful impurities. Although people intake very little flavoring and pigment, they are also cause harm to your body afer long years.

The statistics show that a person intakes 3 kg food additives per year. Professor Lin pointed out that with the advances in food toxicology studies, more and more food additives found may be chronic toxicity and teratogenic, mutagenic, carcinogenic hazards.

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Pringles chips found prohibited additives

Pringles Chips
Recently, AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China) announced the blacklist of imported food. The list includes the Pringles chips from Procter & Gamble.

It is reported that the Pringles chips were detected using the potassium bromate, a food additives be banned on domestic market.

Zhang Qunxiang, the director of PR department said the two type chips are never be saled on mainland, Hongkong and Macao.In addition, the Zhuhai Kangrui Trade Co., Ltd. is never authorized by Procter & Gamble.

International Cancer Research institutions have classified potassium bromate as carcinogenic compounds. China has banned the use of potassium bromate in bread since 2005.

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Shanghai scientists develop highly efficient coal-burning additives

Thermal Power PlantDr. Jiang Biao, the director of the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) successfully developed CHARNA C and CHARNA C02 which are new type of highly efficient coal-burning additives.

The new additives have good energy-saving function, has been listed as national key projects to promote energy-saving technologies by National Development and Reform Commission.

A long time of the future, the coal remains China's main energy. Therefore, the development of the highly efficient coal-burning additives has great significance to the emission reduction additives.

According to the introduction, after using the highly efficient coal-burning additives, the emission reduction rate of coal-burning is 7% ~ 12%, sulfur dioxide is 24% ~ 33%, and emission reduction of nitrogen oxides is around 17 percent.

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Coca-Cola: drinks containing a small amount of caffeine are safe

February 6 afternoon, in Xihu District People's Court, Wang Hai prosecuted Coca-Cola for not mark content of caffeine and the corresponding warning on the overpacks of the drinks.

In the scene of the prosecution, Wang has also come up with a can of Red Bull drinks and Coca-Cola for comparison. He said the same caffeinated drinks, Red Bull drink has the warning which is not suitable for people: children, while the Coca-Cola does not.

Coca-ColaBy the evening, Coca-Cola issued a statement said that caffeine be used as food additive has been identified by the FAO, WHO, CAC, FDA and other authoritative international organizations.

In the statement, Coca-Cola company also said adding caffeine into gas-bearing drinks is also in line with China's food regulations. At the same time the relative ragulations do not request to add any warning on the caffeine product.

The caffeine content of gas-bearing drink is equivalent to one-third of cafe or half of tea. At the same time, intaking of caffeine will not lead to accumulation in the human body. At present there is no evidence that soft drinks which contain very small amount of caffeine are harmful to the human body. Containing a small amount of caffeine in beverages is recognized as safe.

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Four major security threat of food additives

Food SecurityIn food production, abusing food additives, such as benzoyl peroxide. Abusing alum in bean vermicelli. In instant noodles and other foods, abusing preservatives, such as potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and sodium diacetate. In kimchi, abusing edible food-grade pigments.

Using food additives illegally, such as adding pigment into beef jerky and other foods.

Misuse of non-food additives in food production, such as formaldehyde, borax, asphalt, etc.

Using industry-level (non-food grade) raw materials in food production, such as industrial-grade hydrogen peroxide, battery-grade silicon dioxide, industrial-grade sodium hydroxide, dyes with pigments.

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Additives is purpura allergens for children

Food AdditivesFood and food additives easily cause children Henoch-Schonlein purpura. These foods include macromolecular protein food such as meat, fish, shrimp, milk, etc. And food additives include preservatives and flavoring agent. Survey showed that food additives more likely to become allergic purpura allergens.

Children like to eat the puffed food, instant noodles, fruit juice, carbonated and lactic acid drinks. They contain a certain amount of fresh anti-corrosion additives, such as sodium benzoate, potassium nitrate Asia, cocoa, spices, lemon or banana and spices such as quinoline yellow. So, the children have a history of allergic must not eat such snacks.

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