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CSE Note: Indian standards on potassium bromate and/or potassium iodate in bread

This is with reference to our study on residues of potassium bromate/iodate in bread released on May 23, 2016. While the documents issued provide a clear understanding on current Indian standards, but we are still getting queries around it, specifically from those who are reporting on this issue. We realise that it is important to address these questions to prevent any confusion/mis-communication on current Indian standards. Please see below our easy to understand notes: 

Bread study aftermath: CSE welcomes FSSAI action

  • CSE welcomes announcement made by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ban use of potassium bromate in bread

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YOU WILL NOTICE in this issue some big and small changes. This is our 530th issue, which means we have been researching, writing, designing and publishing Down To Earth for 22 years. Every fortnight our aim is to bring you news, perspectives and knowledge that can help you make a difference. Our objective is to prepare you to change the world. We believe information is a powerful driver for the new tomorrow.

Status of Food Laboratories in India

Satya PrakashDr Satya Prakash, former director, Central Food Laboratory, Kolkata talks to Environment Health Bulletin on the status of labs in India.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had notified Rules on 5th August 2011 under FSSA Act 2006 to give guidelines to food industry for hygiene and regulations/ standards for safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

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