Remember these biscuits? Every Asian household has a stash of Hup Seng Special Cream Crackers and we all grew up eating them. But it might be time to toss those out and stop restocking your inventory..
It was recently reported that cancer-causing substances have been detected in their pre-packaged samples.
The Hong Kong Consumer Council’s watchdog found carcinogens in popular products such as the Special Cream Crackers and Oreo Mini.
The carcinogens found were glycidol, and/or acrylamide, which cause our central nervous systems to fall into depression and is known to cause cancer.
The Hong Kong Consumer Council says glycidol and acrylamide are produced in high-temperature processing of biscuits.
Muji Shiruko Sandwich Cracker had 620 mcg/kg of acrylamide, which is almost double the safe limit.
“We believe these kinds of contaminants are possible to avoid because according to our findings, some of the ingredients…