My Rotisserie Chicken Has a Chemical Found In Brake Fluid

Daniel took a hard look at the label on a rotisserie chicken he picked up at the supermarket and was unnerved to find propylene glycol on the pictured label.

He writes:

Here’s a little more about propylene glycol. I’m sure you’ll find that it’s uses, while varied, are far from what you would call “delicious.”

A definition of propylene glycol is: cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze. In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. The Material Safety Data Sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

This is according to a website:

Are there any chemicals you look out for on food labels that will stop you from eating something?

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