December 8, 2023
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Heavy steel packaging problem with refrigerated dough merchandise together with natural manufacturers that customers stay, by and huge, fully unaware about.

organic refrigerated dough products with aluminum packaging risk

On this article, I wished to offer all of you a heads-up a couple of severe packaging problem with refrigerated dough merchandise.

This consists of natural manufacturers at well being meals shops and a few supermarkets.

Particularly, the manufacturers in query in the USA can be Immaculate Baking Company and Annie’s Homegrown.

Each of those firms supply crescent rolls, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls within the refrigerated part. They’re packaged in cylinders of various thicknesses.

Immaculate Baking Firm additionally affords refrigerated cookie dough. Nevertheless, the packaging of those merchandise is sort of completely different, excluding them from the dialogue under.

In different phrases, the packaging points addressed on this column particularly take care of refrigerated dough packaged in cylindrical tubes solely.

Aluminum in Refrigerated Dough Packaging

I’ve lengthy stayed away from refrigerated dough even from natural manufacturers.

The substances aren’t the most effective regardless of the USDA natural certification!

That mentioned, the substances aren’t 100% horrible both. An individual in good well being with none autoimmune points may seemingly eat them from time to time. Listed below are the ingredients of Annie’s flaky biscuits.

Natural Wheat Flour, Water, Natural Palm Oil, Natural Cane Sugar, Baking Powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda), Sea Salt, Natural Pure Taste, Natural Expeller-Pressed Sunflower Oil, Xanthan Gum. (1)

Considered one of my children lately purchased a cylinder of this model of natural frozen biscuit dough to make breakfast sandwiches utilizing selfmade scrambled eggs (from our personal hens), pastured native bacon, and aluminum-free block cheese.

“These biscuits can’t be that dangerous, proper Mother? Wouldn’t this be higher than restaurant breakfast sandwiches?”

She was very on level with this remark. I wished to encourage her considering course of, because it was definitely getting into the proper path!

Nevertheless, this query acquired me wanting into the difficulty additional.

Along with instructing youngsters cooking abilities, it is necessary for folks to assist them study clever discernment with regards to meals sourcing!

What I found was disconcerting!

While you open these refrigerated dough cylinders, the within lining of the bundle is a skinny sheet of aluminum!

Nanoparticle Threat

What’s worse, it seems that this aluminum seemingly additionally incorporates nanoparticles as nicely to inhibit microbes and maintain the dough contemporary. That is known as “metalized movie” by the trade. (2)

Past aluminum, different metals reminiscent of iron, silver, zinc oxides, magnesium oxide, and titanium oxide, are utilized as nanoparticles to packaging surfaces to reinforce mechanical energy and barrier properties and impart an antioxidant or antimicrobial impact. (3)

The photograph under exhibits the aluminum movie fairly clearly.

aluminum lining in organic refrigerated dough packaging

Whereas nanoparticles nearly definitely will get into the meals they arrive into contact with, labeling necessities don’t demand their disclosure on the label.

Nanoparticles have the flexibility to breach the cell wall and get into the nucleus inflicting mutations. There are not any research that present the long-term results on well being.

Refrigerated Dough Substitutions

Thus, whereas these refrigerated dough merchandise which can be organically licensed would possibly look like a terrific step to a greater menu, the packaging points are extreme sufficient that I’d counsel that it could be greatest to keep away from them!

In my daughter’s case, she made her breakfast sandwiches with sourdough bagels and English muffins as a substitute of biscuits! These are each simple, scrumptious, and secure substitutions!

When you should use refrigerated dough merchandise every so often, on the very least open the tube (by urgent on the seam) with a wood spoon.

Most individuals press open the seam with a steel spoon (see the black arrow within the image above), which might scratch the aluminum lining because it pops open.

This might seemingly launch aluminum into the dough itself, leading to a neurotoxic hazard for the meals in addition to a nanoparticle threat.


(1) Annie’s Flaky Biscuit Substances

(2-3) The Function of Metallic in Meals Packaging