Recently, the Liaoning police seized more than 6,000 kilograms of toxic and harmful food, these industrial gelatins count reached more than 800 tons, sold in 8 provinces and cities of more than more than 1000 businesses involved totaling more than 100 million Yuan. In this case, a number of unscrupulous businessmen to blending industrial gelatin edible gelatin for food-processing, reduce heavy metal residues, tried to get away, to obtain illegal profits.
It is reported that in daily life, gelatin is one of a very important natural biopolymer materials, is closely related to life. Used in food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Further divided into edible gelatin, industrial gelatin, etc. Edible gelatin is mostly collagen, used as a thickener, and more for the food processing industry. Leather boiled out of industrial gelatin skin collagen belonging to industrial areas, contained lead, mercury and other heavy metals, harmful to the human body, even a cancer risk.
Associate Professor of food science and nutritional engineering, China Agricultural University, Zhu Yi, said abuse of industrial gelatin, reduce chromium content of evade regulation, has become a common phenomenon in the industry, "industrial gelatins strict traceability management of circulation, eliminate the possibility of entering the food-processing industry. Meanwhile, further reducing the production cost of edible gelatin, to mobilize the market enthusiasm. "
Behind the abuse of industrial gelatin, so we had to rethink the problems of industrial gelatin exposed. These raw materials into food processing areas are made of adulterated food safety cases happened again, has been a serious threat to people's health and safety, stimulate the sensitive nerves of the public.