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The media revealed that an ice cream contains 14 kinds of food additives, and the package labels are like the book of heaven

as summer comes, ice cream, as a good summer snack, is particularly popular with children. However, the survey found that ice cream has almost become a mobile warehouse for food additives, and some even added as many as 14 kinds of food additives. Some parents worry: is this ice cream or additives? Just mark the name, not the content, and randomly bought some ice cream from the market. Their ingredients contain a variety of food additives, ranging from six or seven to more than a dozen. In an ice cream flavored with condensed red beans and mung beans, 5 thickeners, 3 emulsifiers, 1 sweetener, 5 colorants and 14 additives are marked in the ingredients list. The labeling methods of these products for food additives are also inconsistent. Some of them directly label the names of various additives contained, such as kelido (Matcha red bean flavor), a trump product under heluxue. The ingredients list specifically lists a food additive, including mono - and diglycerol fatty acid esters, guar gum, sophora bean gum, carrageenan, caramel color, cochineal red, natural carotene, bright blue, edible essence, Phospholipids. However, a popular milk brick ice cream is not clearly marked with food additives, but directly marked with thickeners, emulsifiers, colorants and other contents. However, no matter what kind of marking method, the specific content is not marked. The number code is like Tianshu. Mr. Wang, the parent of a three-year-old baby, once carefully checked several kinds of ice cream often bought at home. He found that the food additives of these ice cream are expressed by numbers, which is like Tianshu. He can't understand them at all. The survey found that, as described by Mr. Wang, the food additives marked on many ice cream packages are not a clear name, but a numerical code. Take Nestle bennana as an example. This is an ice cream packed randomly with four flavors. The ingredients list on the package shows that these four flavors contain emulsifiers (471, said Kong Qingxia, head of the volunteer service team, 477), thickeners (407, 410, 412), and Acidity Regulators (330, 339i). Hami melon flavor and grape flavor also contain antioxidants (330). One of the four food additives with completely different flavors is colorant. Hami melon flavor colorant is natural carotene and 141ii, banana flavor colorant is 100ii, strawberry flavor is 120, grape flavor is 163i to 2020 I and gardenia blue. There are many hidden dangers in children's excessive consumption. What are the effects of these food additives? Pengshanshan, a consultant of IEarth food safety project and former professor of food science and Engineering Department of Nanchang University, said that food additives in ice cream mainly include emulsifying agents, thickeners, sweeteners, Acidity Regulators, colorants and other types, which are used to meet the needs of ice cream color, taste, morphology and so on. Dongjinshi, a consultant of IEarth food safety project and food safety expert, said that children at the stage of development are reported to have underdeveloped body functions and weak detoxification metabolic system. If they often overeat cold drinks such as ice cream containing a large number of food additives, they will cause indigestion, diarrhea, allergy and other problems, affect the normal absorption of nutrition, and even cause corresponding diseases. In addition, ice cream generally contains a lot of high heat and high fat ingredients such as cream, sugar and vegetable oil. Excessive intake will increase the probability of obesity and affect appetite. According to the "survey report on the intake of food additives for children" released by IEarth in 2012, among the more than 10000 children surveyed, 26% ate ice cream at least once a day, and 4% ate ice cream more than three times a day. The manufacturer said that the labeling met the requirements, and called Nestle customer service to ask about the labeling of Tianshu. The customer service staff told that the labels of Nestle's product ingredient list met the relevant requirements. As for what these codes represent, you need to inquire before replying. Then we inquired about the general rules for the labeling of prepackaged food, which clearly stipulates that the general name of food additives can be marked as the specific name of food additives, or the functional category name of food additives, and at the same time, the specific name or international code (INS number) of food additives. What consumers cannot understand is the international code of food additives (INS number). In this document, the specific content of food additives is not required to be marked

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