McDonald's French Fries and Trans Fatty Acids
In February of this year, according to the latest test results in the United States, the content of trans-fatty acids that was not beneficial to health was increased by 1/3 in each McDonald's fries. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that trans fatty acids can increase "bad cholesterol" and increase the risk of heart disease. McDonald's China quickly stated that the French fries sold by McDonald's in mainland China do not contain trans fatty acids.
DuPont and Teflon are non-stick
On February 15, 2006, the Scientific Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency (SAB) reached the unanimous conclusion that the key chemical raw material for production of Teflon and Other brands of non-stick and rust-proof products, PFOA, is very likely to be human. Carcinogenic." The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine carried out a special spot check on non-stick cooking products using Teflon non-stick coatings. The results showed that the quality and safety of non-stick cooking products produced by Chinese companies in compliance with the national mandatory standards are guaranteed.
Japanese and Korean companies and PVC cling film
In October 2005, media reported that Japan and South Korea carcinogenic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) food cling film diverted to China, causing people to question the cling film. Subsequently, AQSIQ prohibited the import and export of PVC food cling film containing polyvinyl chloride or vinyl chloride monomer content exceeding the standard.
Haagen-Dazs and Dirty Kitchen
In June 2005, Shenzhen Quality Supervision Department received a report from the public that an underground processing plant in the Zhenhua Building in Luohu District was producing the famous Haagen-Dazs ice cream cake. Law enforcement officers rushed to the scene and found that the unlicensed, undocumented, and messy underground workshop turned out to be the authentic â€œprocessing factoryâ€ of the Haagen-Dazs brand in Shenzhen. The health department in Shenzhen has decided to punish the company with RMB 30,000. After the incident, Haagen-Dazs immediately issued a statement that Zhu Di, general manager of Haagen-Dazs China Ltd., flew to Shenzhen to handle the matter and publicly apologized.
Nestle milk powder and iodine exceeded
In May 2005, â€œNestleâ€ gold medal growth 3+ milk powder was found to be excessive in iodine quality inspection in Zhejiang, followed by similar conditions in Kunming and Beijing. However, NestlÃ© has not given further replies on recalls or returns, resulting in the return of most consumers. It was not until June 5 that NestlÃ© apologized to consumers on the issue of excessive iodine in powdered milk. On June 8, the National Standards Commission announced that the brand of infant formula that does not meet the standards for iodine should be banned from production and sales.
Colgate and triclosan
In April last year, Colgate toothpaste was accused of containing triclosan, which could cause cancer in the long term. Since April 17, 2005, a number of media have released "The foreign research found that some toothpastes, hand sanitizers, facial cleansers and other antibacterial cleaning products may cause cancer due to the presence of the chemical substance triclosan." Colgate suffered heavy losses.
Johnson and liquid paraffin oil
On March 20, 2005, the Indian Food and Drug Administration announced that the use of liquid paraffin oil in Johnson's baby oils, lotions, and shampoos may be harmful to infants. This news caused an uproar in the country, but Johnson & Johnson has issued a public statement saying that the product â€œmeets strict Johnson Controls global quality standardsâ€ and emphasizes that its products are â€œmild and safeâ€. On September 13, the media disclosed that some of the Johnson's blood glucose test strips and blood glucose detectors may not work properly, but the pharmacy announced that it has not yet received the relevant notice and continued sales. At the same time, Johnson & Johnson's "Fentanyl Transdermal Patch" was investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Heinz, KFC and Sudan Red
On February 18, 2005, the British Food Standards Agency published on its website 359 brands of foods produced by 30 companies that may contain the carcinogen sudanese red pigment. On February 23, China also issued the Sudan Red One. After the killing order, well-known multinational corporations such as Heinz and KFC were successively identified as Sudanese, and a nationwide talk about "red" changed.
Kraft and Transgene
In January 2005, Greenpeace announced that it conducted testing of genetically modified raw materials for 28 kinds of foods on the Chinese market and found that Kraft's Lezhi Sandwich Biscuits contained genetically modified ingredients. At the same time, they also found that Kraft has been in the European market. Commitment not to use genetically modified raw materials. In response, Kraft responded that the decision to use genetically modified raw materials was based on "careful consideration of consumer preferences in different markets, labeling regulatory requirements, difficulty in obtaining raw materials, and production and supply factors."
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