Snack catch a disposable chopsticks, convenient and quick, brought on by. But you know it or not, the shelf life of them only four months? From 2009 to now, many media have reported that quite a number of disposable chopsticks on market in "overterm service". Carefully observe their color,bamboo kitchen you can find, some chopsticks have faint gives birth to the small black-green mould. Don't look down upon the mildew spot, experts point out that, one of the "aflatoxin" has a very high risk of cancer.
For these "poison chopsticks"bamboo flooring should strengthen the supervision has called for many years, but today, "life times" the author in Beijing nearly 20 restaurants and wholesale market survey, the musty of disposable chopsticks still exists. The vast majority of disposable chopsticks all belong to "3 without the product",bamboo furniture it can't find the date of production and the expiration period about any information. Wholesale market chopsticks is scattered to the piles, recently rainy unbroken weather added to them the possibility of mouldy. Both restaurant owners and consumers, the shelf life of disposable chopsticks almost anything, let us can't help for everyone's health trepidation.
"Chopsticks and shelf life?"
"Of disposable chopsticks and shelf life? I really don't know!" Beijing chaoyang district in a beef noodle museum, just ready for breakfast of Mr. Wang some confusion to tell the author. As the work unit is nearby, he almost every noon all come here to eat. "There's only of disposable chopsticks, when using, occasionally found to have a small piece of hair and green or black, didn't also seriously, more have what the health damage." Like Mr. Wang so careless consumer is not a few, the author of the random interviews of 30 consumer, only two people have heard of chopsticks moldy can not be used, but say a specific what harm. All the surveyed the owner and the stall didn't also heard shelf life said, some shopkeepers know chopsticks must be kept in dry places preserved, but also some of the store in the kitchen damp greasy chopsticks pile up the environment, and ingredients kept together, create conditions for moldy.
The author survey found there intermediate above restaurant mostly used repeatedly disinfection tableware, but the snack bar and breakfast on the stand, almost all of the use of disposable chopsticks is. Most of these chopsticks for no production logos, simply printed with "already disinfection" and "chopsticks" and other words, can't find shelf-life, production date and other information. Many of the packages just a layer of chopsticks sheet, neither seal, a lack of waterproof layer. A steamed stuffed bun store of disposable chopsticks or even by "nudity" to put in the box. The author has the packing bag of some tear stains, find inside chopsticks head have faint were black.
The author then to the name of the incoming contact hunan changsha to produce the disposable tableware a manufacturer, head to know from where, the factory with wet wipes, toothpick "" average disposable chopsticks each pair of 0.24 yuan, and the most simple of disposable chopsticks each pair of only 2 cents. But when the author puts forward shelf life problems, this chief equivocate intends to avoid, and said that as long as the kept in dry places is no problem.
Not only is the chemical substances expired
The shelf life of disposable chopsticks, as early as in 2006, the state quality inspection administration promulgated "in food packaging container tools, the detailed rules for implementation in specific provision, the chopsticks on the packing bag of should be clearly labeled" the disposable tableware sterilization most 4 months, more than the quality guarantee period shall no more selling or use ". In addition, manufacturers also shall provide to the businessman of disposable chopsticks, passed the examination report, food regulator once found that expired products, will make corresponding punishment. However, the survey found, no matter be of disposable chopsticks wholesalers or the purchase, most people haven't seen the qualified report, few check these chopsticks is late.
The international food packaging association secretary-general dong golden lion tells the author, the reason of disposable chopsticks always put expiration, because the wood or making chopsticks bamboo contains certain moisture, over time, easy to mold. In summer monsoon season or south of the relatively damp environment, of disposable chopsticks are more likely to become mildewed, light appear smell, heavy then can produce the carcinogenic substance. The moldy chopsticks contains all the mold, the worst is to develop into a "aflatoxin". The Chinese academy of medical sciences tumor hospital cancer of director of division of XuZhiJian said, mold is one of the factors that increase the risk of cancer, and in damp environment reproduce, and aflatoxin is widely recognized can cause liver cancer, if consumers use many times the mildew chopsticks, does exist certain danger.
In addition to become mildewed, there are a variety of disposable chopsticks health risk factors. The haidian district of Beijing health bureau health supervision and original captain of the TanLiang tell the author, they in the past the examination, have found that some manufacturers use inferior timber production of disposable chopsticks, then use sulphur fumigation industrial hydrogen peroxide bleaching and methods to chopsticks "white", again with paraffin wax polish let chopsticks more smooth feel. Such "processing" chopsticks, there are many chemical residue. Hubei province, director of the department of medicine hospital FengHan pigeons points out, with sulfur have any chopsticks, encounter heat would release sulfur dioxide, it will have its human respiratory mucous membrane, destroy the respiratory system. The capital university of medical sciences, Beijing Chinese medicine hospital affiliated digestion) circular signal supplement, director of the center, said born, hydrogen peroxide solution has strong corrosive, remain in chopsticks, to people oral, esophagus, stomach damage. In addition, once of disposable chopsticks in production, transportation and storage process to make the health conditions, can cause staphylococcus aureus, escherichia coli, resistance of people use weak after may cause diarrhea and vomiting.