|Metallic substances and coliform found from barley sprout powder sold online|
Metallic substances and coliform found from barley sprout powder sold online
- Need to improve labelling practice such as food types and product report numbers -
Advertised to be good for weight control and health, barley sprout in powder form has become popular among consumers. However, consumers are advised to take notice that poor products safety- and hygiene-wise are sold in the market.
The Korea Consumer Agency (President: Lee Hee Sook) tested 20 barley sprout products* sold online. Metallic substances (iron powder) or coliform bacillus above the tolerance levels were found from 11 products (55%), which were collected and destroyed.
* Top 20 products from portal searches (as of February 2020).
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