Plastic film used by supermarkets to wrap meat and vegetables may contain banned toxic plasticizers that could impair male sexual function and lead to premature sexual development in females, according to China Central Television. Fifteen samples of polyvinyl chloride plastic wrap out of 16 samples sent for tests were found to contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA), some at an alarming level, CCTV said…Full-text article: SINA English July 2013

Key point

  • According to the Vice President of the International Food Packaging Association. Bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate or DEHA penetrates fatty foods more easily than food with a low fat content

ChinaAg Comment

  • In November 2012, the General Bureau of Quality Inspection in central Chinese Hunan province stated it found 1.04 milligram a kilogram of a chemical called a plasticizer in baijiu made by Jiugui Liquor Co.

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