Monday, 19 December 2011

News Brief: Health warning issued on hotpot foods

Hotpots can contain many harmful substances, including agrichemicals, preservatives and food additives, as well as toxic chemicals released from containers, the Homemakers’ Union and Foundation said, as reported by the Taipei Times today (full article here).

The foundation’s Taichung division director Yang Shu-hui (楊淑慧) said there are many easily  overlooked risks that come with eating hotpots, such as ractopamine or antibiotics contained in meat, pesticides or nitrates in vegetables, preservatives in a number of hotpot ingredients and sauces, melamine in disposable containers and the excess amount of electromagnetic waves from induction cookers.

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