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It is illegal to label food packages without preservatives

recently, more and more foods, such as juice drinks, tea drinks, canned products, condiments, candied fruit products, etc., are marked with the words "this product does not contain preservatives", "this product does not add any food preservatives" on the outer packaging

it is found that most consumers think that food marked with "preservative free" is safer, and some even think that this is a new mandatory policy issued by the state. The words "this product absolutely does not contain preservatives" and "does not contain any additives" frequently appearing in food labels and media advertisements also mislead consumers to a certain extent that the hardness test is the simplest and easiest experimental method in the mechanical property test, and cause consumers' fear of food preservatives. Many consumers begin to worry that preservatives will cause harm to their bodies, so they pursue foods marked with "preservatives free"

what is preservative? Are products with a nominal "preservative free" really safer? Does this logo meet the requirements of relevant regulations? Relevant experts were interviewed on this related issue

the food industry cannot do without preservatives

the person in charge of the China Food Additives Association said that in order to prevent the corruption and deterioration of various processed foods, fruits and vegetables, physical or chemical methods can be used to prevent corrosion according to specific circumstances. Chemical method is to use chemical substances to inhibit the growth of microorganisms or kill these microorganisms. These chemicals are preservatives

preservatives can be different in broad sense and narrow sense: preservatives in narrow sense mainly refer to sorbic acid, benzoic acid and other chemicals directly added to food; In the broad sense, preservatives include not only the chemical substances referred to in the narrow sense, but also those substances that are usually considered as seasonings and have anti-corrosion effects, such as salt, vinegar, etc., as well as disinfectants and anti mildew agents that are usually not directly added to food but are applied in the process of food storage. As an important part of food additives, food preservatives, antioxidants and preservatives play an important role in preventing food corruption and deterioration and extending the shelf life of food. There are 29 kinds of preservatives allowed in China, and there are strict regulations on the dosage

the data shows that China produces more than 30000 tons of potassium sorbate, a food preservative, every year, and exports more than 10000 tons, of which 60% are exported to the United States.

the rational use of food preservatives is harmless to human body.

many consumers have incorrect views on food preservatives, believing that it will cause harm to human health. In this regard, Qi Qingzhong, Secretary General of the China Food Additives Association, pointed out that  "The correct, reasonable and scientific use of food preservatives and antioxidants and the preservation and preservation of food is an important part of the food preservative and preservation system engineering. As long as the additives specified by the state are used and under the specified standards, the food is safe and consumers can eat it with confidence."

Dr. Mao Xinwu of Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and prevention believes that the safety of food preservatives is based on the amount and scope of use in specific foods permitted by laws and regulations and standards. The safety of food preservatives mainly depends on its toxicity, product quality standards, scope of use and dosage. In 2008, relevant personnel of chemical manufacturers often use figures to quantitatively introduce the characteristics and physical properties of materials after the economic crisis in 2008

source: Guangzhou food safety information

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