Are you most fond of eating Bread? Just take a sec before you consume and make sure yourself, the food you eat is free from “Potassium Bromate” which is very dangerous.
Indian Government says no to “Potassium Bromate” as a food additive which is very hazardous to health and can cause cancer. The Food Safety Standards Authority of India although referred Potassium iodate which is also carcinogenic.
FSSAI CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal told to a news journal that a notification issued regard to banning potassium bromate, and potassium iodate are referred to the scientific panel. A month ago, the regulatory commissioned and recommended to the health ministry of removal of K Bromate from the list of food ingredients after a study conducted by the CSE (Centre for Science and Environment).
The CSE underwent a study and found more than 84 percent of 38 commonly available brands of pre-packaged bread tested for potassium bromate and potassium iodate. Many countries listed potassium bromate as the hazardous food additive.
After the study by CSE, The all India Bread Manufacturers Association has said they will stop using both two food additives. Major bread manufacturers such as Harvest Gold and Britannia asked FSSAI to verify the findings of CSE.