An Ingredient in your bread may be giving you cancer

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Have you ever heard of Potassium Bromate?

In the U.S., the chemical compound is used by some food makers, usually in the form of fine crystals or powder, to strengthen dough. The FDA allows potassium bromate in food as long as it doesn't exceed 750 parts per million. It can be found in bread, flours, pizza dough, buns, and pretty much anything that would contain flour.

But in Europe, China and India, it is a suspected carcinogen that is banned for human consumption

Here is a list of 20 brands and products to avoid:

  1. George’s Baker Thick Loaves
  2. Weis Quality Soft Pretzels
  3. Grante Pork & Beef Dumplings
  4. Hanover Baked Sourdough Soft Pretzels
  5. Harrington’s Amish Style Hand Made Egg Noodles
  6. Stouffer’s Chicken Pot Pie Bites
  7. Stouffer's chicken pot pie bites

    Stouffer’s Chicken Pot Pie Bites, source:

  8. Lejeune’s Bakery Hot Dog Buns
  9. Amnon’s New York Select Pizza
  10. Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Sandwich Rolls
  11. Baker’s Cupboard Bread Sticks
  12. Beigel’s Kaiser Rolls
  13. Best Choice Wheat Sliced Bread
  14. Big Y Hawaiian Buns
  15. Galaxy Bakery Cupchina
  16. Gomez Flour Tortillas
  17. Hy Vee Spinach & Mushroom Alfredo Pasta
  18. Pierogies 12 Golden Potato & Cheddar
  19. Golden Home Dark Cocktail Bread
  20. Simple Farms Original Thick & Fluffy pancakes
  21. Balducci’s Sugar Cookies
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Let us keep track of all of the brands that have potentially harmful ingredients by downloading our app and selecting ‘Clean Ingredients’ to easily find better alternatives.

Sources: EWG, CBS