Plastic in Kurkure – Facts Analysis


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Plastic in Kurkure

Story:

Don‘t eat Kurkure because it contains high amount of plastic if U don’ t Believe burn Kurkure n u can see plastic melting.

Please forward to all!!!!!!!!!!!
News report from Times of India

Analysis:

This message started spreading through various forums and social networks, claiming that the favorite Indian snack Kurkure contains plastic ingredient and is dangerous for health. It also claims that you can see the plastic melting when you burn Kurkure. This hoax started spreading so badly that people actually believed it to be fact.

However, the story is a hoax. Kurkure is an evening snack that is manufactured using edible ingredients like rice meal, corn meal, gram meal, salt, spices, seasonings, etc., and is not dangerous for health. These are in fact the common ingredients in Indian kitchens as well.

Kurkure does melt when you burn it, but again most of the salty snacks do the same. It burns because it contains carbohydrates. The plastic like substance that you see in kurkure is nothing but starch. The shiny plastic like look of kurkure is that of dried starch, which is not dangerous for health. It is the same thing that you can see over starched cotton shirts, or on rice cookers after the water dries on the side of the vessel. Also, there is no mention of such story in times of India.

Kurkure does not contain plastic, the company officials explained the same. They believe that the hoax message should have been started by someone who does not like the brand.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

Kurkure Facts


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