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Traveling in Hong Kong? Don’t Eat Dessert

Traveling in Hong Kong? Don’t Eat Dessert
Ryan Boyd

Hong Kong watchdog group he Consumer Council confirmed on Tuesday that carcinogens such as glycidol and acrylamide were discovered in 90 percent of the 58 cookie and biscuit samples taken in a three-month period last year in the city, and 3-MPCD5 (a chemical that can cause kidney damage)had been found in 35 varieties of dessert cookie.

 

Although standards have not been put in place limiting the amount of glycidol and acrylamide considered safe for human consumption by the World Health Organization, the Consumer Council exhorted diners to eat “as little as possible,” if they can help it.

The organization has provided its findings to the Centre for Food Safety, and it remains unclear what actions will be taken to mitigate the issue.

To read more on this story, go to South China Morning Post.

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