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Old 12-19-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Avoid Bromilated Vegetable Oils in Breads & Baking Products

Originally Posted by Fina View Post
Use of azodicarbonamide as a food additive is banned in Australia and in Europe. In Singapore, the use of azodicarbonamide can result in up to 15 years imprisonment and a fine of $450,000.
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In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive has identified azodicarbonamide as a respiratory sensitiser (a possible cause of asthma) and determined that products should be labeled with "May cause sensitisation by inhalation."[1]
Does this mean it is used in the UK or not? I assume not as I haven't seen this on any bread products (as I don't tend to eat much bread)... I have read that bromide it added to the bread but maybe that is only in the States...

If you want to know how bad all the halides are (the group in the periodic table which need only one electron to become stable (ionically) this is worth a read... by the way Iodine is the only safe halide for some reason...

A thread I wrote earlier...

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