Government to set legal limits on aluminum levels in food items

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-18
By Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The government will soon revise regulation on the levels of aluminum 6729625residues in food items, with the new amendment to be announced in March this year, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday.

In Taiwan, food products that use raising agents have been found to contain excessively high levels of aluminum, it said, adding that consumption of the non-ferrous metal could affect memory.

To date, there are no legal limits on raising agents added to processed food, but simply stating that manufacturers are allowed to use them for “appropriate use.”     [FULL  STORY]

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