Which of the following chemicals has been recently banned by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to be used as food additive?

Answer: [A] Potassium bromate

The government has recently banned the use of potassium bromated as a food additive. The chemical is used widely in making of bread. As per reports of Centre for Science and Environment, the chemical is said to cause cancer.

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