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Additives for the Axe
The decision of the Ministry of Health to outlaw two types of flour bleach can serve as a precedent for future handling of food additives. But the decision-making process should be as short as possible, for the sake of consumers' safety and the food industry's credibility
Confidence for Consumers

On May 1, benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide, two flour bleaching agents that have been used in China for more than 20 years, will be banned. It's considered by many as a milestone in China's regulation of food additives

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No More Whitewash
Flour bleaching agents are removed from Chinese people's diet after more than 20 years in use
Food Safety Law of The People's Republic of China
Adopted at the Seventh Session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on February 28, 2009
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