Taiwan fruit and energy drinks, tested for carcinogens

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate also known as (DEHP) is an organic compound of colourless liquid, which is soluble in oil, but not in water.
DEHP possesses good plasticizing properties and produced on a massive scale by companies throughout the world.
DEHP has melting point of -50C (easily evaporated) and was used as clouding agents in food additive, such as fruit juices. Addition of DEHP into the juices would make juices more cloudy, and thus more natural-looking and visually appealing.
The banned items comprise fruit and energy drinks (made and supplied from taiwan). The products being tested for possible traces of carcinogens - di-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) include fruit juices, jellies, jams, yoghurts and sports drinks.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the ministry had been informed by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that three brands of food products were tainted with carcinogens.

He said DEHP and DINP were usually used in the production of plastic to make it more flexible.

So for all my followers, please be remind that regularly check your food and drinks for any DEHP sign. Those DEHP is not good for your health