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Hundreds of foods in U.S. contain ‘ADA’ plastics chemical: report

Posted By admin On February 27, 2014 @ 6:51 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Carey Gillam
Reuters [1]
February 27, 2014

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as “healthy,” contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.

Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found as an ingredient in breads, bagels, tortillas, hamburger and hot dog buns, pizza, pastries, and other food products, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group, based in Washington.

Some consumer groups have called for the removal of azodicarbonamide from use in foods. Fast food chain Subway said earlier this month that it was removing the chemical from its products, but stated that ADA is a safe and widely used ingredient for many foods.

Azodicarbonamide is fully approved for use in food by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. But ADA is banned as an additive in Australia and some European countries.

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[4] FDA reverses position on BPA in plastics, now admits concern over the chemical: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fda-reverses-position-on-bpa-in-plastics-now-admits-concern-over-the-chemical.html

[5] Subway to remove chemical from bread: http://www.prisonplanet.com/subway-to-remove-chemical-from-bread.html

[6] Plastics chemical BPA reduces sperm health: http://www.prisonplanet.com/plastics-chemical-bpa-reduces-sperm-health.html

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