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Potassium bromate is highly effective oxidizing agent that is revered by some but shunned by others. Pic: GettyImages/kapulya

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Potassium bromate in bread: Outlawed in Europe, but considered safe in America

By Gill Hyslop and Kristine Sherred

Bread has been baked for millennia using the same basic ingredients – flour, yeast, salt and water. However, what many Americans may not know is that some of their breads may also contain ingredients that are banned in many countries, including the EU...