15 food products from Taiwan banned; Food and Drug Administration says they contain acid that’s bad for kidneys

GMA News Online reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned "15 food products from Taiwan that were found to contain maleic acid, an unapproved food additive that could potentially harm the kidney."


According to the report, the FDA released an advisory on June 6 saying that "even Taiwan’s government suspended the sale and distribution of such contaminated products." "Maleic acid is NOT an approved additive for manufacturing food products. Long term consumption of high levels of maleic acid could harm the kidney," the FDA said in its advisory.


The Taiwan-made food products banned by the FDA are the following:


1, Hong Tapioca Starch
2. Redman Black Tapioca Pearl
3. Sun Right Indica Rice Powder
4. Top 1 Tapioca Pearls
5. Tea World Tapioca Starch Ball
6. Unbranded Starch Ball
7. Ding Long Tapioca Pearls
8. Sun Chi Noodles
9. T & M Resources Corp Tapioca Pearls
10. Pure Tea Tapioca Pearls (White)
11. Pure Tea Tapioca Pearls (Black)
12. Full Free Green Tea Tapioca Ball
13. Full Free Yam Tapioca Ball
14. Long Kow Vegetarian Instant Rice Noodle
15. Long Kow Rice Noodle with Thick Soup



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