Recently, ”The milk tea in the bamboo tube became moldy” has been hotly discussed on Weibo. A netizen discovered that a milk tea shop in Hangzhou scenic area was cleaning the bamboo tubes for milk tea. The netizen said that “the bamboo tubes packed in the box are moldy, and the water is very dirty.”
As a result, supervision bureaus in various cities began to get involved in the investigation. The Xiamen Food Security Special Service Team investigated many milk tea shops and found that most of the bamboo tubes were not vacuum-packed and lacked disinfection and cleaning. The detection value of the total plate count in the bamboo tube seriously exceeds the standard, and some detection values are even 50 times higher than the standard value!
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Bamboo tubes that look “fresh” and “all-natural” are actually breeding grounds for bacteria, mold and mildew if they are not properly handled and preserved.
“Occasional misuse of moldy bamboo tubes generally does not cause immediate physical discomfort. In a few cases, it may cause vomiting or diarrhea. But long-term use can cause substantial damage to organs such as the liver.” Aiping Liu, director of the Food Quality and Safety Department of the School of Food Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University reminded consumers.
“All-natural” is not risk-free, just like “wild reishi is not necessarily good”.
The words “all-natural” can always give consumers a good imagination, but consumers don’t know that “all-natural” also means that it may be polluted at any time.
Just like “wild Reishi is not necessarily good”, all-natural wild Reishi is mostly eaten by moths and polluted by mold in babyhood.
Some sellers emphasize that their Reishi products are made from wild Reishi and are “all-natural products”, but this is not the case.
Medicines or health care products must meet the requirements of safety, effectiveness and quality control. Good raw materials of Reishi mushroom must come from artificial cultivation. The stability of the active ingredients of each batch of Reishi mushroom can be guaranteed by controlling the various conditions required for the growth of Reishi mushroom through standardized processes.
In 2020, Shanghai Institute for Food and Drug Control randomly inspected 3 batches of GanoHerb Reishi spore powder products and raw materials. Among them, as many as 592 pesticides and 75 mycotoxins were “not detected”.
Product Name: Cell-wall Broken Ganoderma lucidum spore powder
Batch number: FLB-B6C-1809001
All 592 pesticides were not detected in the test.
All 75 mycotoxins were not detected in the test.
The content of all 5 heavy metals met the test requirements.
Such test results are obtained from GanoHerb’s strict control of organic Reishi mushroom from planting to production.
GanoHerb implements artificial weeding and insect removal in the whole process of planting Ganoderma and does not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, hormones and genetically modified technologies at all. Therefore, it has obtained the organic certifications of China, the United States, Japan and the European Union and the GLOBALG.A.P. certification for 18 consecutive years. The company’s products are sent to third-party laboratories for more than 400 pesticide residue tests every year, and the test results are all “not detected”.
In terms of product credibility and reliability, GanoHerb Reishi products have been frequently recognized and praised by experts in many fields.
At the Summit Forum on the High-quality Development of Fujian-produced Traditional Chinese Medicine held in December 2021, Shen Ji, director of the Key Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine Quality Control of National Medical Products Administration and chief expert of Shanghai Institute for Food and Drug Control, highly recognized the test results of pesticide residues and mycotoxins in Ganoderma lucidum spore powder from GanoHerb.
In the just-concluded 4th “Co-construction & Sharing for the Health of All” public welfare action, Yuanrong Tu, a famous thoracic surgeon, emphasized the priority of choosing big brands with high quality and guarantee when talking about how to select Reishi products, and recognized that GanoHerb Group, as a leading enterprise, provides consumers with safe, reliable and guaranteed Reishi products with advanced technological level.
Food safety cannot be ignored. Consumers can choose “all-natural” products, but they should choose visible high-quality products, which is responsible for their own health!