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Recall of popular Taiwanese milk tea in Singapore amid concerns over food additives
 

Recall of popular Taiwanese milk tea in Singapore amid concerns over food additives

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A popular Taiwanese bottled milk tea Chun Cui He, also known as Just Drink- Milk Tea, was recalled for containing L-theanine, a food additive which is not permitted in Singapore.
 
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25 Sep 2016 - General
 
This is interesting. L-theanine, which can cause a calming effect, counters the sympathetic effect of caffeine; However, the potential side effects and safety are unknown as of now. I wonder if other milk tea products contain similar compounds because milk tea really makes you feel good after consumption. I remember a similar incident with a popular bottled iced tea product in the Philippines. The taste was really good so sales went through the roof. After a month, there were numerous reports o...
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Singapore is really good in implementing their Laws. They recall a certain product if they saw a certain ingredient that is not safe to consume or if the ingredient is not included to the permitted food additive list. L-theanine is an amino acid that is found naturally in several tea plants and fungi. It is even stated by some to have calming properties. Though it is believed to help in relieving stress, as it has the ability to induce a relaxing effect on consumers without causing drowsiness....
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