TV News LIES

Monday, Jan 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Hundreds of foods in U.S. contain 'ADA' plastics chemical: report

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

E-mail Print PDF

ada in foodsNearly 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.

As a food additive, azodicarbonamide is used as a flour bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent in dough to improve its performance for bakers. It is also used in plastics to improve elasticity and can be found in yoga mats and shoes.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Cancer Patients Get Little Guidance From Doctors On Using Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana Even three queasy pregnancies didn't prepare Kate Murphy for the nonstop nausea that often comes with...

Court battle brewing over work rules for Medicaid

Seema VermaA battle is brewing in the courts over the Trump administration's move to let states impose...

Study Links Even Mild Repetitive Hits to the Head, Not Concussions, to CTE

Repetitivr head impact can lead to stroke A Boston University study published Thursday detailed the strongest link yet that repetitive hits to the head...

Top anti-abortion advocate resigns at health department

anti abortion advocate Teresa Manning leaves HHS post after less than a yearA top anti-abortion advocate at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) abruptly resigned Friday...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!