Authorities react to hazardous ‘beer can chicken’ recipe trend
In response to worries over a recently trending chicken recipe, which involves heating canned beer, health authorities said yesterday that they will propose a bill that would mandate beer companies to place a label on their products warning consumers not to directly heat canned goods.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced the measure yesterday, speaking in regard to the “beer can chicken” recipe, which is picking up momentum among campers who praise the juiciness of the chicken meat. The recipe involves cracking open a canned beer and lowering the chicken cavity onto the can so that the chicken is positioned like it is sitting up. Together they are placed on a grill or in an oven to be heated.
Despite the trend, health pundits warn that this method enables aluminum cans to release bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical that disturbs the endocrine system. It is especially harmful to pregnant women and children.