§ 44. Dr. Stross
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what bleaching agents or improvers are in use for the treatment of flour since agene was forbidden; and what is the evidence that these are not also harmful to health.
§ Mr. Hare
The bleaching agents and improvers in use are chlorine dioxide, potassium bromate, potassium persulphate, benzoyl peroxide, nitrogen80W dioxide, chlorine and sulphur dioxide. I understand that the Food Standards Committee's Report on Bread and Flour, which I expect to receive soon, will include a study of the evidence on the question raised by the hon. Member.