PIL puts maida lovers in sticky spot

Lovers of maida-made parotta, puri and other snacks, stomach this: The Madras high court has given the Tamil Nadu government three months to complete a probe to ascertain if chemicals such as alloxen and benzoic peroxide or chlorine oxide are added to maida (white flour), and take appropriate action if the answer is 'yes.'

While alloxen causes 'insulin-dependent diabetes', benzoyl peroxide is used for bleaching flour, hair and teeth.

In his PIL, K Rajendran of Vedaranyam wanted the court to direct the authorities to take action on his representation seeking complete ban on the manufacture, marketing and consumption alloxen-rich white flour................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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