So, how do you choose food and beverage packaging that is safe for health? Read the full review below.
How to choose safe food and beverage packaging
Food packaging is a material used to protect food from damage or contamination from outside bacteria. Every food and beverage product sold in the market is wrapped in different packages. Some are packed with plastic, cans, glass, glass or styforoam.
Some food and beverages sold on the market, especially those in the form of street vendors, often use food packaging from non-food grade materials. Food grade itself is a standard for testing the feasibility of a material used for completing food, one of which is the packaging that wraps the food. When the packaging type is classified as non-food grade, this means that the packaging has the potential to cause harm to the health of the body.
Well, here are some tips you can do when choosing food and beverage packaging to be safe from these harmful substances:
Before buying food or beverage packaging, make sure the packaging on the product is airtight. Because food or drink must be stored in airtight packaging to prevent bacterial contamination. Foods and beverages that are not packaged properly can open up opportunities for bacteria to enter and contaminate products.
2. Packaging is not broken /dented
Don't forget to pay attention to the product packaging you want to buy first. If the packaging has been damaged, torn, or dented there is a possibility that the product inside has been exposed to air outside or exposure to sunlight for a long time. This can cause the color and taste of food and drinks to change.
3. Always select products that have been registered with BPOM
Before buying packaging food or drinks, always check CLICK. Check KLIK itself consists of packaging check, label, distribution permit, and expiration.
Check this CLICK is useful to ensure the content security of food or drinks as well as a guide for you to choose food and beverage packaging that is safe for health.
One important point of KLIK is to select a product that already has a distribution permit number (NIE) from BPOM. When a product has a marketing permit number from BPOM, it means that not only food or beverage ingredients are guaranteed safe, but also the packaging. So, you don't need to worry because food and beverage packaging is already registered with BPOM because BPOM always supervises food /beverage products circulating in the market.
What about the teabag?
You may have heard rumors that tea bags contain carcinogenic substances if they are soaked in hot water for too long. So, is that really the case?
Based on BPOM's press release, the teabag bag that has a marketing permit number from BPOM has gone through various evaluations of the food safety content of the womb and its packaging. Safety assessments on tea bags themselves require compliance with good migration limits, namely the maximum number of substances that can move from food packaging (in this case tea bags), to food ingredients (eg tea brewing water). Therefore, tea bags are safe to use even if brewed in hot water.
In addition, BPOM also stressed that safe teabag bags are those that do not contain chlorine compounds as bleach, because when brewed, chlorine can dissolve and enter the body, cause digestive problems and trigger free radicals. The requirement that the tea bag should not contain this chlorine compound must be included with the BPOM when requesting a product safety assessment.
In conclusion, it should be borne in mind that every product that has been BPOM certified indicates that the food and packaging content used is safe for food because it has gone through various feasibility tests. That is, tea products that have BPOM certificates are guaranteed to be free of harmful ingredients.
Not only is the tea content healthy, but also all the ingredients in the product are safe to use. Good tea products are packaged in airtight material to maintain their taste and content. In addition, packaging materials must also comply with global standards and use food grade materials.
Tea bags should contain natural fibers so that they are free from substances that can endanger health. So, it's not enough today?
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