Who doesn't love buying a pizza at the supermarket and thinking about how good dinner's going to be on the way home? The simple process involved in baking a pizza, coupled with the cheap price and incredible experience, makes this ready-made dish one of the Spaniards' favorites. To make them, you need to preheat the oven, take it out of the packaging, put it on the fire, wait about 8 minutes and… put it back on the tray? Wrong!
According to a famous tiktokeur, this last step can be very dangerous and put our health at risk. Reusing the plastic tray in which the pizza is delivered is not recommended and is one of the most common mistakes when preparing this dish. Ideally, take it out and place it on a plate or tray.
The explanation comes from Mario Sánchez, a food technologist and food nutrition broadcaster who owns a TikTok channel called @lodelcomer, where he talked about the bad habit of placing the pizza in this container as soon as it comes out of the oven. the publication explains that it's “one of the most common food safety mistakes we make when going out with colleagues or at daily parties”.
Later, the popularizer asserts that “putting the pizza on its plastic base is a serious mistake, because there we cause this plastic which is not prepared to withstand the residual heat of the pizza”. And it confirms that this can present serious risks to our health, as “the plastic melts, and at that point we cause the transfer of potentially dangerous particles into the food we're about to eat”.
The video has already racked up almost 200,000 views and 7,000 likes, in addition to a large number of comments. Some users wanted to get in on the act, saying things like “30 years doing it and we're still at it”; “I eat pizza and I've eaten it before, I don't see the problem”; “I microwaved it too, pure protein.”
In conclusion, it is essential to consider this important recommendation when preparing our favorite pizzas to avoid risks to our health. It's best to place the pizza on a plate or tray instead of on the plastic tray supplied with the packaging.
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