Resurgence of plasticizer incident of Baijiu with

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The resurgence of the plasticizer incident of Baijiu covered with inferior plastic

the Baijiu plasticizer incident in 2012 made the whole Baijiu industry experience a big earthquake. Although five years after the incident, the Baijiu industry has also carried out strict self-examination, but now the distillery still has the problem of illegal use of plasticizer in the production process. In particular, the use of non food grade inferior plastic film in the storage of wine jars and wine lees cellars in distilleries has not been concerned by the relevant regulatory authorities and the society, and the majority of consumers have not noticed that this is likely to be a major hidden danger of plasticizer polluting Baijiu

Mr. Wang in Guizhou has always been a Baijiu lover. He usually likes to taste all kinds of Baijiu from his hometown, especially Maotai flavor liquor in Renhuai area. After the Baijiu plasticizer incident in 2012, he has been worried about the quality problems of his hometown's Baijiu industry. He thought that after the reform of Baijiu manufacturers in recent years, the plasticizer in Baijiu was also eliminated, but this is not the case. When buying some Renhuai Maotai flavor Baijiu, Mr. Wang found that when the distillery used the wine jar to seal Baijiu, it would be wrapped with a layer of plastic cloth, which smelled strongly of glue, and even the Baijiu stored in the wine jar was contaminated with this kind of glue. Such sealing is an essential step for Maotai flavor Baijiu. The longer the sealing time is, the better the quality of Baijiu will be. So will sealing the jar with such a plastic cloth affect the quality of Baijiu

with doubt, Mr. Wang tested the plastic cloth used to seal the altar and the brand of Baijiu at Guizhou provincial product quality supervision and Inspection Institute, but the results were surprising. The content of plasticizer (DPB) in plastic cloth is 0.95mg/kg, which far exceeds the maximum residue of plasticizer (DBP) of 0.3mg/kg specified in the hygienic standard for the use of additives for food containers and packaging materials (GB) issued by the Ministry of health. The test of Baijiu is even more surprising. The content of plasticizer (DPB) in a variety of Baijiu exceeds 1mg/kg

in this regard, Mr. Wang reported to some wineries in Renhuai, hoping that the wineries would have a reasonable explanation for this, but most wineries told Mr. Wang that the plasticizer storm had passed, and now they did not care about this matter. The local regulatory authorities only tested whether the content of alcohol, cyanide and heavy metals exceeded the standard, and the plasticizer was not within the scope of detection at all. In addition, Mr. Wang found in the production of many wineries in Renhuai that the wineries use plastic cloth for industrial purposes in sealing jars and cellars, and the most common plastic barrels are also used in the transportation of Baijiu. An old comrade who has been working in the distillery for many years told Mr. Wang that these are common phenomena. After the plasticizer storm, although the distillery did not use plastic pipes and would not add additives containing plasticizers to Baijiu, plastic products are essential in the process of transportation and sealing jars and cellars, and in order to save costs, very cheap industrial plastics are used

"food safety is greater than heaven". Now people pay more and more attention to environmental protection and health, and the state has also issued many laws and regulations to ensure food safety. When each of us uses food grade plastic wrap to seal food, and even a few yuan cucumber will be wrapped with plastic wrap, these hundreds or even tens of thousands of Yuan bottles of Baijiu are packaged and transported with industrial plastics. Mr. Wang is very distressed about this. He hopes that through the joint efforts of the Baijiu industry and the attention of relevant regulatory authorities, Baijiu enterprises can pay attention to the problem of plasticizing agents in which the voltage change of the plasticizing power supply does not exceed the fixed value in each step of the manufacturing process, especially in the process of storage and brewing, stop using inferior plastic products, and use substitutes without plasticizers for storage, brewing and transportation, In order to remove the problem of plasticizer residues in Baijiu, enterprises can produce plastic products and improve the quality of Baijiu. It also reminds consumers to smell whether there is plastic or rubber smell when buying Baijiu. If they have the opportunity to visit the warehouse of the distillery, they should pay attention to what kind of materials are used in the sealed wine jar. The truly high-quality Baijiu will not be sealed with a non food grade plastic cloth

most of Renhuai's distilleries store tens of thousands of jars of Baijiu, which need to be stored for more than 3 years before they are put on the market. However, the jars of Baijiu are covered with inferior plastic sheets, which will pollute the plasticizer into Baijiu every day

pit fermentation of distillers' grains is an essential step for Maotai flavor Baijiu, but such non food grade plastic cloth is used on distillers' grains

most distilleries will use such plastic barrels for transportation and storage during the transportation and packaging of Baijiu, and such plastic barrels have a strong taste of plastic glue when soft packaging gradually becomes the protagonist of food packaging materials

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