Bad news for lovers of bread, pizza and burgers . The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-profit organization in New Delhi, which is the high content of toxic chemicals in bread brands. Researchers have shown that these chemicals can cause thyroid problems and cancer. The Ministry of Health of the Union has submitted an order requiring more research on the situation.
CSE discloses a number of multinational brands such as KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Subway, Dominos slice of Italy and whose products have a high content of toxic chemicals.
Chandra Bhushan, CSE Deputy Director, says normal for many people breakfast includes two and three slices of bread which are enough to cause thyroid or cancer.
The organization collected 38 samples of different brands for testing of potassium iodate and potassium bromate. As high as 84% of the samples tested positive, but the content of toxic chemicals is much higher in white bread in various grains.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the use of potassium iodate and bromate in flour baking because of its harmful effects on the body. 40 countries, including Sri Lanka and China have banned these chemicals, but in India, have not taken measures to prevent the use of these toxic ingredients.
JP Nadda, Health Minister, after hearing the report noted that there is no reason to worry and new measures have been taken in this matter.
The Association Pan Manufacturers All India have released a statement that were yet to see the report and the use of both chemicals are permitted for the safety of food and Standards Authority of India limited amounts of 50ppm and 20ppm pan for cooking purposes.
also added that these amounts are considered safe in many places and are widely used in countries like the US ..
statements denying the use of both chemicals have been released per slice of bread, dominos, and Britannia.
The study found large quantities of chemicals in food-renowned brands such as harvest gold and Perfect Bread. Bread, bun, PAV, white bread and sandwich are the main points, with potassium iodide and bromate.