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No need to panic about presence of chemicals in bread: AIIMS Director

26,May, 2016
 

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): There is no need to panic much in the long-term about presence of potassium bromate and potassium iodate in the pre-packaged daily bread but excess of anything should be avoided, a top AIIMS official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

"It might pose some danger but no individual eats entire pack of bread everyday, majority of people eat a piece or two at the most, so in the long-term there is no need to panic much as has also been said by the FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)," said Dr MC Misra, Director AIIMS Delhi while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM conference on ‘Health Security for All.’

"Usage of chemical additives in food items should be minimized and replaced with fresh food items like eggs, fruits, vegetables and other alternatives, besides one should eat everything in moderate quantity," said Dr Misra.

"There should be no adulteration in food items and if it is there, it should be mentioned about on the packet," he added.

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