Prepared Foods June 27, 2005 enewsletter

The Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of Jiangxi Province in east China has published an urgent circular to forbid local flour producers from using potassium bromate in treating flour starting from July 1.

According to a security evaluation by the country’s public health department, potassium bromate is harmful for people’s health and should not be used in treating edible flour.

The bureau vows to undertake careful supervision and inspection on wheat flour and related foodstuff produced in and after July.