|Health Ministry to ban 19 types of food flavours|
The Health Ministry has decided to ban 19 varieties of food flavours with effect from July 1 this year(2014) following instructions of the Food Advisory Committee, the Ministry said.
Accordingly the importation, manufacture, storage, distribution or selling of food flavours without a valid certificate of the concerned authorities from their countries of origin, would be banned.
Among the flavours to be banned are
Aloin, Berberine, Beta-Azarone and Cinnamyl Anthracillate, Cade Oil, Calamus Oil, Cocaine, Coumarin, Diethylene Glycol, Diethylene Glycol Mono Ethyl Ether, Estragol, Eugenyl Methyl Ether, Hypericine, Nitrobenzene, Pyroligenous Acid, Saffrole and Isosaffrole, Sontonin, Sasafras Oil, Thujone, Isothujone (a and b Thujone) and Tonka Bean (Dipteryl Adorad).