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Packaging Problems

  • Posted by Mitchell Flexo on July 8, 2010 in Food
  • Kellogg has recalled around 28 million boxes of cereal after the discovery that a potentially harmful chemical in the packaging may be leaching into some products. Recalled cereals include Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks, all of which have been found to possess a strange flavor and smell upon opening the boxes.

    The recall comes in the midst of growing public and government concern about the effects of Bisphenol A, or BPA, a potential carcinogen that is leached out of many hard plastic containers. In California, legislators have nearly passed a bill that will ban the substance from baby bottles and products marketed towards small children

    Fora helpful list of other types of food packaging with leaching issues, visit The Daily Green. If you are concerned about chemicals leaching into your food, try to steer clear of BPA, buy food from the bulk section, and support companies that carefully package their products.

    -Mitchell Flexo

    Photo: AP





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