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DEHP contamination concerns

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There has been recent media scrutiny regarding certain food products from Taiwan containing chemical DEHP which is potentially cancer-causing. What teas are exposed to these risks?

There has been recent media scrutiny regarding certain food products from Taiwan containing chemical DEHP which is potentially cancer-causing. Valley Green Tea would like to inform our customers that this concern should NOT be associated with any of our products:

  1. This particular contamination is solely associated with a Taiwanese manufacturer ‘Yu Shen Chemical Co’, and the local factories using their products as ingredients for their own. None of Valley Green Tea’s product is imported from Taiwan, and therefore impossible to be affected.
  2. DEHP is believed to be ‘a banned chemical acting as a clouding agent’, presumably used in pre-processed foods and drinks that benefit from the ‘clouding effects’. There have been reports that certain ‘bubble milk tea (a mixed drink of tea, milk, men made pearls and other additives sold in plastic cups read to drink) ingredients imported from Taiwan carry the risk of contamination.  All Valley Green Tea products are raw dry tea leaves, without any preservative or additives added. We advise to brew only with water and avoid milk. ‘Clouding agent’ is not necessary at any stage of the tea preparation and thus totally irrelevant to our products.

We assure our customers who are not aware of the above facts that all teas sold at Valley Green Tea are free of DEHP.

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