Imitated porcelain tableware check 90% contain "toxic materials"
This newsletter is similar to the incident of adding melamine to milk powder. Yesterday, the International Food Packaging Association released a report on the quality of melamine (melamine) tableware, and some "imitation porcelain tableware" was added by the illegal traders "urea aldehyde resin", or even all The use of such a raw material that precipitates harmful substances such as formaldehyde at 100 degrees Celsius can not be found by the national standard test, and it is possible to obtain a "certificate certificate" into the market.
The International Food Packaging Association has published a survey on the quality of melamine tableware in large supermarkets and wholesale markets in Beijing. The melamine tableware has been exposed to a new hidden danger: 12 of the 15 melamine tableware are prohibited from using food packaging. Urea-formaldehyde resin is used as a raw material, and this raw material is easy to release a higher content of formaldehyde, which brings health hazards to consumers, especially children.
Dong Jinshi, executive vice president of the International Food Packaging Association, said that the problem of melamine tableware found was mainly due to excessive formaldehyde content and poor heat and humidity resistance, which would decolorize and deform when heated. He introduced that in order to reduce costs, some enterprises use urea-formaldehyde resin for non-food packaging of about 4,000 yuan per ton instead of melamine resin for processing melamine tableware of about 12,000 yuan per ton.
“It’s hard to say that these 'problems’ tableware are unqualified, because the national standard test items and methods cannot verify whether the raw materials of the tableware are urea-formaldehyde resins,” Dong Jinshi said. “Many melamine tableware with certificates also have serious quality. problem."
Dong Jinshi said that the above investigation report has been submitted to the Ministry of Health and the National Standards Committee. The two departments have verbally indicated that they have been accepted. It is understood that the Standards Committee of the Ministry of Health has authorized the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration to amend the standards for melamine tableware. It is reported that the draft of the new standard has been formed and is in the stage of approval, and will be announced to the public at the latest next month. The new standard has strict limits on the formaldehyde content. In addition, the melamine content index has been increased, and it is clearly stipulated that urea-formaldehyde resin should not be used as raw material in melamine tableware.