Taiwan plasticizer storm is still expanding. Yesterday, Taiwan’s leading food company United Group has been discovered 3 kinds of products Bao Jian sports drinks, asparagus juice and 7-SELECT sodium sports drink contaminated by plasticizers, including asparagus juice has been exported to the mainland. In response, United Group, said inventory has been started, this asparagus juice may be sold by small traders in Xiamen and Dongguan, the number of about 500-600 boxes will be recycled through three channels.
The severe food security crisis has led to 206 manufacturers affected, potentially contaminated product 522.
The Taiwan health bureau reported to the AQSIQ that cloudy agents used in the drink have been found to contain DEHP, a plastic polymer, which is not allowed to be used in food additives.
DEHP is known to cause cancer and words say that it may also pose risks to children's reproductive organism.
It is used as a substitute for palm oil in clouding agent formulas to save production costs and deliver richer colors.