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​​​​Articles and photos published recently on social media saying that consuming Cheetos chips causes stomach inflammation and corrosive gastritis due to the effect of the pH imbalance from the added spices to the chips. 

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​In response to the articles and photos published recently on social media saying that consuming Cheetos chips causes stomach inflammation and corrosive gastritis due to the effect of the pH imbalance from the added spices to the chips. The Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality confirms to the public that these rumors aren't based on scientific studies or accredited resources. This article was published in 2013 and it's shared on social media frequently, as Cheetos chips product in the UAE is imported from different countries, and differs in spices temperature. Spicy Cheetos chips follows UAE and Gulf standards number UAE.S GSO 2272 : 2012 specified for snacks, and it doesn't have any harmful ingredients for human health. All food products in the market are monitored by The Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality during manufacture, importing or trading, to ensure the compliance with technical regulations, specifications and accredited laws and legislation.​