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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...

Spain has tightened up its bread definitions. Pic: ©GettyImages/JackF

Spanish law reform tightens bread definitions

By Gill Hyslop

A new law came into force in Spain on July 1 2019 that restricts the classifications of ‘wholemeal’, ‘sourdough’, ‘artisanal’ and ‘multicereal’ bread.

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