'Bread makers using only permissible chemicals'

New Delhi, May 24: With a report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) about harmful chemicals in bakery products causing panic among the consumers and resulting in plummeting sales, industry body Assocham on Tuesday said that potassium bromate was being used with the permission of the food regulator.

“The industry will surely be at fault if it was using potassium bromate in violation of the FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) rules. If at all, there is a problem, it does not lie at the door of the industry,” Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) secretary general D.S. Rawat said in a statement.

A CSE study on Monday revealed that most of the breads made by the Indian companies are found to contain potassium bromate and potassium iodate — chemicals banned in many countries for their adverse effects on human health. (IANS)

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