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Agency wants control on formaldehyde

  • The Jakarta Post

| Wed, January 5 2011 | 09:53 am

JAKARTA: The government should put an additive in formaldehyde to prevent food producers from using it in their products, a consumer advocate says.

National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) deputy chair Fransiscus Welirang said the additive, known as Bitrex, would add a bitter flavor that would make it apparent formaldehyde had been used as a preservative in food.

“[Producers] sti...

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