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https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/05/10/1916659/dost-8-10-vinegar-products-fake

 

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“MANILA, Philippines — Scientists of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) found that as many as eight out of 10 vinegar products being sold in local markets are synthetic and thus could be harmful to consumers.

Researchers from the DOST Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) use isotope-based analytical techniques to identify condiments being sold to Filipino consumers that contain harmful acetic acid.

The results of the vinegar studies were submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and could serve as a basis for the development of a new Vinegar Standards of the Philippines.

In the search for vinegar products that contain acetate, it was found that among the more than 360 brands of vinegar in the Philippines, eight out of 10 are made from synthetic acetic acid.

“Condiments usually undergo the process of fermentation and the raw materials must come from fruits and other natural products,” said scientist Raymond Sucgang, head of the PNRI Nuclear Analytical Techniques Applications Section.

The PNRI team’s research project distinguishes vinegar and other condiments made from natural or plant-based sources from those that are derived from petroleum-based sources.

“One can only imagine all the impurities and residues from the petroleum byproducts, which can be the source of various degenerative diseases,” said Sucgang.

Isotope techniques help to detect the adulteration in vinegar through radiocarbon assay using carbon-14. The natural vinegar coming from plants will have traces of carbon with natural radioactivity, unlike those made from synthetic raw materials.

PNRI researchers are also developing isotope analytical techniques for use in detecting synthetic byproducts in other condiments such as ketchup, patis (fish sauce) and toyo (soy sauce).

State-of-the-art equipment such as the liquid scintillation counter and the isotope ratio mass spectrometer will be used to study the isotope composition of these condiments, particularly carbon-13 and nitrogen-15.

Meanwhile, the institute continues to open its services to customers from various sectors on the use of its nuclear analytical techniques for their products. PNRI’s analytical laboratories and services are certified under ISO 17025:2005 and ISO 9001:2015.”

 

 

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liquido
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What amazes me is the clear plastic bags of the mystery cooking oil that you see at the markets and now the adulterated vinegar..There is so much adulteration of products here.Its rampant here because they do have the capabilities to police it.. .Beware of the high fructose corn syrup honey thats sold on the street..

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JonnyBravo
What amazes me is the clear plastic bags of the mystery cooking oil that you see at the markets and now the adulterated vinegar..There is so much adulteration of products here.Its rampant here because they do have the capabilities to police it.. .Beware of the high fructose corn syrup honey thats sold on the street..

Lol yeah I know those mystery bags you speak of. What’s funny with their fda is how they won’t tell the public which companies are selling the synthetic products. Aren’t they suppose to work as a public service? Anyways... they sell datu puti and silver swan vinegar in the states. The fda there hasn’t said anything about those products yet.


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SkyMan
38 minutes ago, liquido said:

Beware of the high fructose corn syrup honey thats sold on the street..

And all the local ones in the stores are labeled Honey Flavored Syrup.  So probably mostly HFCS.

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liquido
1 hour ago, SkyMan said:

Honey Flavored Syrup

At least they are somewhat being honest in there labeling because its flavoring and corn syrup without real honey but im sure the locals do not know that...They also like to use the buzz word "Healthy" here alot which more or less is a red flag for BS. 

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Kreole
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So, just maybe, they could include a list of those products that are real vinegar, but no, that might cause a big commotion, with death threats and all; business as usual.

20 hours ago, liquido said:

What amazes me is the clear plastic bags of the mystery cooking oil that you see at the markets and now the adulterated vinegar..There is so much adulteration of products here.Its rampant here because they do have the capabilities to police it.. .Beware of the high fructose corn syrup honey thats sold on the street..

They claim the oil is coconut oil, but it could just as likely be re-used gutter oil like they sell in China.  No oversight means there is no accountability.

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RogerDuMond
On ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 3:27 PM, JonnyBravo said:

“One can only imagine all the impurities and residues from the petroleum byproducts, which can be the source of various degenerative diseases,” said Sucgang.

Instead of imagining, why don't they analyze the synthetic vinegars? Until then they are the same chemical composition and it is just another scare tactic like saccharine causes cancer. It was probably started by the natural vinegar producers.

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RangerUp
On 5/22/2019 at 4:22 PM, JonnyBravo said:

 they sell datu puti and silver swan vinegar in the states. The fda there hasn’t said anything about those products yet.

"for export only"

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Coco farmers to undergo natural vinegar production training

MANILA -- As the government prepares to purge "fake" vinegar from the consumer market, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will begin the nationwide training of farmers and women's groups on the production of natural vinegar, using agricultural products to fill the expected supply gap.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol, in his FB post on Wednesday, said the DA and the PCA will launch on May 28 the "Natural Vinegar Production Program" - with a one-day orientation-workshop - at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Quezon City.

The orientation-workshop will include the status of the Philippine coconut industry and the government's thrust to develop other high-value products from coconut; potentials of natural vinegar for household and industrial uses; processing and production of natural vinegar using coconut sap, coconut water, nipa sap, sugarcane juice, banana and other fruits.

It will also introduce the "Acetator" equipment developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), which could process coconut water into vinegar in 16 hours; the DA-PCA program for the establishment of village-level processing facilities for household and industrial vinegar; and the DA-ACPC (Agricultural Credit Policy Council) Loaning Program for Agricultural Production to include production of household and industrial vinegar.

Regional orientation-workshops will be conducted after the launching in Quezon City.

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1070500?fbclid=IwAR2VqcNMsi8YSbz6ItNdGdOeyX9amxorqk7r29hydd_-JRWebPXXTvaWF5w

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