The government today banned use of potassium bromate as a food additive following a CSE study that found its presence in bread causing cancer.
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.
Potassium Bromate is being used by the industry since a long time. It was during the 1980s when health organisations and particularly WHO(World Health Organisation)recognised that it may have the potential to cause cancer.