The potential health risks of these chemical ingredients are amplified by the fact that no one knows what happens when they are all combined into the chemical cocktail.
Food Safety regulator FSSAI, has finalised 12,000 standards for food additives and ingredients in line with global safety standards Codex.
The government today banned use of potassium bromate as a food additive following a CSE study that found its presence in bread causing cancer.
Due to cultural and regional diversities, the pattern of food consumption is not uniform in India resulting in the western region generating the highest demand for food additives.
Till yesterday Potassium Bromate was a quiet, unheard of food additive that was part and parcel of our everyday slice. Now it's been tagged as a carcinogen found in most breads.
Did you know that using natural kitchen ingredients may also help in preserving food? Natural preservatives work just as well as compared to their synthetic counterparts and are way healthier.
The question rests on the permitting additives that are otherwise banned in most countries across the globe
The use of potassium iodate in bread can lead to excess iodine intake which could be linked to certain thyroid-related diseases, the CSE study had said.
Baking's not going away any time soon, gin really is coming back this time - and I've found quite the best toasted sandwich in Britain Another year almost wrapped up, and what have we learned? ...
In the world of food, how long can you keep a secret? If reports are to be believed, then Maggi has kept the secret for almost 40 years.