Do you know what the recycling numbers mean on plastic containers? Check out the link below to know!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/04/11/plastic-use.aspx#_edn6

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What Are the Dangers of Plastic Food Storage Containers???

Some plastic food containers are not formulated to withstand the effects of being heated in a microwave oven. The United States Department of  Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service warns that such containers can melt or warp in the heat. Additionally, the USDA says various kinds of harmful chemicals can end up in your food if you put a non-microwave-safe plastic container in a microwave.

 

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This article was found in Livestrong.Com.  To obtain more information, go to http://www.livestrong.com/article/173172-what-are-the-dangers-of-plastic-food-storage-containers/

 

 

New research found that exposure to the petrochemical-derived compounds known as phthalates can play a significant role in affecting a woman’s sexual desire.

Food storagePhthalates (pronounced “thallets”) are found in plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, insecticides, and even baby care products.  They have been linked to asthma, birth defects, and cancer. Some medications are coated in a type of phthalate known as di-n-butyl-phthalate.  They recommend storing food in glass containers.  It’s why Premier Group International (www.pregrp.com) makes “safe” plastic food storage products.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/not-tonight-ive-had-too-many-toxins.html#ixzz3VEKe66uL

We at Premier Group Intl have for years been concerned about the ingredients in plastic, now even the ubiquitous health bar is under scrutiny for ingredients! Do you see a trend?

In the rush to appeal to the recent trends of non-GMO, real ingredients, trendy ingredients and simple labels, we appear to have forgotten that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans. Food manufacturers have the opportunity to help fight this killer disease with a number of effective food ingredients without compromising taste. The positive associations of soy protein, phytosterols, soluble, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids with hearth health are explored along with methods of optimizing snack bar formulas to deliver great taste and texture.

Formulating Bars for Heart Health

New Study Seems To Link BPA And Autism!!!

It has long been suspected that BPA is somehow linked to autism in children, but, until now, has not been documented.  Check out this article on organicconsumers.org to learn more.

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https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/bpa-and-autism-study-rowan-rutgers-researchers-shows-link

 

Chemicals in Plastic Bottles: How to Know What’s Safe for Your Family

Recent news that some baby bottles and water bottles contain a harmful chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) has sparked a lot of questions: How do we know what plastics are safe? And how can we ensure that the government is regulating our consumer products?

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To gain more information on this, an article was published in Health Facts.  Go to http://www.nrdc.org/health/bpa.pdf

Certification Seal Asserts Non-GMO Status of Organic Foods

Just as we at Premier Group International have been promoting non-animal byproducts in plastic, a new group is certifying food to contain no GMO’s! A trend PGI has had interest in for several years and growing!

Read the article: https://www.specialtyfood.com/news/article/new-certification-seal-asserts-non-gmo-status-organic-foods/

New Certification Seal Asserts Non-GMO Status of Organic Foods

Could “BPA free” Plastic Bottles be Messing With Your Hormones?

A new study made public by MotherJones.com talks about how harmful chemicals make their way into your beverages, and shows which bottles are affected the most by UV contact. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/bpa-free-plastics-tritan-nalgene-dangerous

Toxic Chemicals Found in Dollar Store Products???

Themindunleashed.org reported toxic chemicals being found in 81% of Dollar Store products.  Apparently the products tested contained chemicals linked to learning disabilities, cancer, and other serious illnesses.

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http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/81-percent-of-dollar-store-products-tested-contain-chemicals-linked-to-learning-disabilities-cancer-and-serious-illnesses.html

 

Beginning to wonder what the FDA does?

Did you know? Technically the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has neFDAver formally approved any genetically engineered crop as safe for human consumption. Biotech companies that produce GMOs are trusted to self-regulate and test their own products’ safety. Learn more: http://orgcns.org/1ALPoDq U.S. Food and Drug Administration ‪#‎GMOs