Chemicals in Food Packaging

Dear Annie, Do I need to worry about the plastics I use for food storage? I’ve been reading a lot about the dangers of plastics recently. –Sally, MI

Yes, especially if you are of child bearing years or serving food to children. Chemicals from food packaging can migrate into the food, especially from hot fatty food. For example, I frequently would travel with bread and cheese. The cheese would be in its plastic bag, and I still remember the taste of plastic in the cheese on a hot day. Check out the tips about this that I have stored on Care2:
12 Tips to Reduce Food Contamination from Packaging.


Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.3 years ago

Again, let's make sure our representatives in Congress work to protect us from the industry!!!

Melissa Franklin
Melissa Franklin4 years ago

its sad that almost nothing is really "Safe" nowadays

Karen R.
Karen R.4 years ago

not too much is safe these days

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Angela N.
Angela N.4 years ago

thanks =D

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

thanks for the article

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