Especially harmful: Aluminum containers made of uncut aluminum.
BFR has now investigated the amount of aluminum that is transported from the aluminum shells (so-called food trays) to the corresponding foods. The food trays are usually made of unpolished aluminum. Therefore, the assumption is clear that the aluminum produced by these shells in very large quantities of food can be transmitted.
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is a scientifically independent institution in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Provides advice to federal and federal governments on issues of food safety, chemical safety and product safety.
Check the food of the aluminum plates
In the research project BfR “Scope of the release of metals in contact with food”, the transition of aluminum compounds from four non-conforming aluminum trays to the selected food was investigated. Use gherkin juice, apple sauce and tomato.
The food was prepared on aluminum plates using the Cook & Chill Testo Drive 365 method, then kept hot for two hours. Especially in large kitchens, such as canteens or restaurants, Cook & Chill is often used. The food is filled hot, cooled quickly and stored cold and then heated again for consumption. Until the food is served, it stays warm, which can usually last up to two hours.
The limits are far exceeded in the food of the aluminum trays.
For all samples, the Council of Europe limits were released up to 5 milligrams (mg) of aluminum per kilogram of food significantly after the detention period. Despite the limited number of samples examined, BfR assumes that the release of aluminum ions from uncoated food trays is a specific material and, therefore, the results can be generalized. BfR is planning new research, this time with salty foods.
For example, if 200 g of acidic foods per day are consumed from the aluminum shells, 0.5 mg of aluminum per kilogram of body weight per week will be consumed, as well as other aluminum sources of water, food and the environment. This, according to BfR, would significantly increase the probability of exceeding the TWI.
Aluminum – Whenever possible – avoid it.
In addition to aluminum trays, aluminum containers that contain aluminum or even aluminum foil, and even cosmetics or personal care products are easily unavoidable sources of aluminum. Therefore, you should always review the personal care and cosmetic products (read the list of components) that were manufactured without aluminum.
The previous research and the subsequent BfR warning against aluminum confirms our previous article about aluminum contamination in foods, which you can find here: Aluminum in food
Here we have made it clear that aluminum can be used in laurel candies: aluminum in laurel candies
How can you unload the aluminum or what you can do to prevent the accumulation of aluminum in your body as best you can, read here: Aluminum bypass