Is It Safe To Use Plastic To Wrap Rice?

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Good evening, introduce me to Andre. I want to ask about the use of ingredients for the rice wrap. I am a student, so every time I always eat rice wrap. Apparently, I got from several sources that the plastic used to wrap the rice wrap is very unsafe because it can trigger various diseases. So, is it safe to eat rice all the time ?rnWhat should I do ?rnThank you

1 Answer:

Hello Andre,

Food packaging is one of the materials that come into direct contact with food where if using unsafe plastic continuously can cause health problems in the future.

Wrapped rice itself often uses wrapping paper or styrofoam as a wrapping container. If used directly, especially food with hot temperatures, it can cause the transfer of plastic chemicals to food where two harmful chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) or phthalates are chemicals that are associated with the risk of health problems.

In order to avoid this if you often buy packaged food, prevention efforts can be made, one of which is by bringing your own food container. Choose safe food containers where the description contains BPA free, or plastic containers with a triangle code image containing code numbers 5 or 6. Or you can use glass-based containers.

Try also to choose foods with good nutrition. Choose a place to eat that is kept clean, and also processes food properly. It doesn't need to be expensive but the most important thing is to use good food ingredients and good processing to avoid health hazards that can arise.

Hope it is useful,

dr. Adi P.

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