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 question rests on the permitting additives that are otherwise banned in most countries across the globe
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.
The government today banned use of potassium bromate as a food additive following a CSE study that found its presence in bread causing cancer.
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.
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.
According to a new study published in the journal Nature, emulsifiers can induce intestinal inflammation causing metabolic mayhem in your body.
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.