Tired of inept food safety policies failing to protect you from tainted foodstuffs aka do you live in China? Take matters into your own hands with the soon-to-be-released food safety test kit. The Wall Street Journal reports:
According to a report from the official Xinhua news agency, scientists at the Tianjin University of Science and Technology in northern China have developed an at-home testing kit to help consumers detect more than 60 varieties of chemicals in their food.
The tests, conducted with indicator paper, let consumers know within minutes if a food sample contains harmful substances, Xinhua said, predicting the product will likely be in high demand.
For foods like bouncing eggs, exploding watermelons, and yogurt with the consistency of a condom, you can probably just use your common sense.
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].