Recently, the "laundry liquid milk tea" sold by a restaurant in Nanjing has caused widespread controversy.
The product has now been discontinued.
However, the reporter saw on some online shopping platforms that similar "Internet celebrity" foods and supplies such as light bulb candy, strawberry cake essential oil soap, cigarette candy, etc. are still being sold in large quantities, and the potential safety hazards to children are still worrying.
Launched "Laundry Liquid Milk Tea"
3 stores under investigation
According to the Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Market Supervision, the above-mentioned milk tea product is called "Banlan Thick Coconut Coconut", which is a homemade drink sold at Nanjing Nanyeli Thai food stall. Because the milk tea packaging container is similar to the laundry detergent bottle, it is called "Laundry Liquid Milk Tea".
"Although the test report of the bottle body and cap of this milk tea shows that it meets the requirements of food-grade packaging material standards, and the product has no quality and safety problems, this packaging is similar to a laundry detergent bottle, which will mislead consumers." Nanjing Market Supervision The relevant person in charge of the bureau said that funny designs with no bottom line are not worth promoting, and businesses should grasp the standard in terms of food packaging unconventional.
According to the Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Market Supervision, in response to the packaging and other issues of this milk tea product, the Nanjing Municipal Market Supervision Department has filed an investigation into the restaurant's 3 stores, and currently all 3 stores under its name have disabled the packaging.
Hunting Internet Red Food Supplies
Still selling in bulk online
"Laundry liquid milk tea" has been stopped, but the reporter saw on some online shopping platforms that similar "Internet celebrity" foods and supplies such as light bulb candy, strawberry cake essential oil soap, cigarette candy, etc. are still being sold in large quantities, bringing them to children. The security risks to come are still a concern.
One is food made into the shape of daily necessities, and children are easy to eat by mistake.
The reporter searched for "bulb candy" on the shopping platform, and jumped out of more than 160 online stores, all of which sold candy in the shape of light bulbs.
An online store sells "Tik Tok 1:1 Bulb Candy". According to its introduction, it is made according to the 1:1 light bulb. The colors are colorful and very attractive. The online sales show that the monthly sales exceed 600 pieces.
Regarding the concern about whether it will mislead the child and put the real light bulb in the mouth and cause harm, the customer service staff only said that it should be explained to the child clearly.
The reporter also saw that many businesses have launched "infusion drinks" that imitate the appearance of medical device infusion bags.
Entering the word "infusion drink" also jumped out of many online stores, where infusion bag hangers, infusion bags, infusion tubes and flow regulators are readily available.
A netizen commented: "Successfully sucked blood tonight, I'm full!" Many netizens are worried that these "funny" foods will have a bad effect on children.
One is the daily necessities in the shape of food, which also mislead children.
The reporter saw in a store that sells "Strawberry Cake Essential Oil Soap" that the essential oil soap sold is made into the shape of strawberry cake, which is very realistic and has five colors to choose from.
"It's so appetizing, I can't help but want to take a bite as an adult. What about children? It's really possible to eat them by mistake." A child's mother told reporters, "I definitely won't buy it and keep it at home. Not safe."
At the same time, there are many small toys in the shape of food, and children are also prone to accidental ingestion.
The reporter searched for "food toys" and jumped out of hundreds of online stores.
Many netizens commented: "It is very simulated and the details are very good." And from the comments of netizens, it can be seen that many of them are bought for children to play, and they are very popular with children.
"It's so beautiful, I like it so much, there's a lot of food, the child can't bear to let me take pictures." A netizen commented.
There are also some "net celebrity" foods that are rubbing the edge, which is easy for children to develop bad habits.
For example, searching for "smoke candy" also jumped out of many online stores.
An online store sells more than 200 pieces a month, and the candy inside is made into the shape of cigarettes, from cigarette boxes to cigarettes.
Many netizens commented that "children like it very much", and some online stores directly imitated the shape of cigarettes such as Zhonghua and Marlboro.
Merchants must have a degree of creativity
Don't trample on the "red line" of food safety
The parents of many children said that they "can't understand". "Is this the cultivation of smokers since childhood? Businesses can't lose the bottom line for the sake of profit." A mother surnamed Li said.
Zhao Hailin, a professor at Huaiyin Teachers College, believes that "Internet celebrity" foods and supplies such as laundry detergent milk tea, light bulb candy, strawberry cake essential oil soap, cigarette candy, etc., in a certain sense, satisfy consumers' curiosity due to their novel form and are easy to produce better products. However, this type of packaging is very misleading for children with weak discernment and strong curiosity, causing potential safety hazards.
Merchants should have a degree of "hunting for strangeness" and "creativity", and they should not trample on the "red line" of food safety in pursuit of interests. The relevant departments should strengthen the supervision of such strange packaging.
"The state has strict specifications and standard requirements for food and food packaging materials, but there are no clear regulations on the shape of packaging design." The relevant person in charge of the Nanjing Municipal Market Supervision Bureau said that despite this, food products involve physical health and safety. , In the innovative design, it should not be similar to the packaging shape of non-edible products, so as not to mislead consumers.
At the same time, consumers should also establish a correct consumption concept, and do not blindly pursue "hunting" packaged food.
Relevant departments said that consumers should call 12345 and 12315 in time to report to the regulatory authorities and resolutely resist food packaging that challenges public order and good customs, such as obvious potential safety hazards and intentional "spoofing" on the market.
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