Tuesday, March 6, 2012
DANGEROUS SALT IN POLAND
The media has been reporting that a six-month long investigation in Poland has uncovered a horrible scandal: salt that was only meant to be used for de-icing of roads or for use in the chemical industry, is now everywhere in the food supply. Apparently it has been secretly repackaged and sold as edible salt to food processors, bakeries and food wholesalers.
And believe me, you don't want to eat this kind of salt. It originated as a waste product from one of the largest fertilizer producers in Poland - Anwil S.A. The salt contains dangerous carcinogenic chemicals, including ones that could become carcinogenic dioxins in the human body.
People in Poland are afraid that this carcinogenic salt is likely to be present in everything they eat. After all, it wasn't just a bag of the stuff that was sold. Reports estimate that three Polish businesses have been buying some 1000 metric tons of "road" salt a month over a period of 10 years and selling it as edible salt.
Could this happen elsewhere in the world? Of course it could. Times are tough and there are plenty of people anxious to make "a fast buck" no matter what the cost to others.
To your good health,