Panaji: Goa's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) today said four of the 18 bread samples collected in the state tested positive for potassium bromate, but within permissible limits.
"The FDA laboratory so far has tested 18 samples, of which 14 did not show any presence of potassium bromate," FDA director Salim Velji.
In the four samples, potassium bromate was found to be below 25 parts per million. The maximum permissible limit is 50 parts per million as per the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
All the 18 bread samples were found to be in compliance with the requirements of the 2006 Act, Mr Velji said in a statement.
The tests were conducted following a study by the Centre for Science and Environment which found traces of potassium bromate and potassium iodate, banned in many countries as they are deemed hazardous, in 84 per cent of commonly sold bread brands in Delhi.