What are the hidden safety hazards in food packaging during the production process?
1. In the production process, various processing aids are added in violation of regulations
Irregular production of packaging materials or containers is also one of the main reasons for food safety hazards. At present, most food companies do not allow packaging companies to put their own marks on their products, which makes it impossible for consumers to identify the "origin" of the packaging.
Because consumers cannot supervise, food companies often decide to purchase various processing aids based on whether the cost is low, which causes hidden food safety hazards.
For example, plastics are high-molecular polymers, which are formed by the polymerization of monomers under appropriate conditions and the action of initiators.
In order to improve the processing performance of plastics and the performance of finished products, processing aids such as plasticizers, antistatic agents, smooth opening agents, and heat stabilizers must be added in the process of making finished products.
Plastic monomers and processing aids are all low-molecular compounds. Under certain medium and temperature conditions, they will dissolve out of the plastic and transfer to food, thereby contaminating the food and causing harm to human health.