The institute's most recent study of problem toxins identified perchloroethylene, used in dry cleaning; Diphthalate, used in vinyl toys and shower curtains; formaldehyde, used in personal care products and building materials; and lead and bromated
flame retardants as priority toxic chemicals.
Pacific Natural Foods (www.pacificfoods.com) has launched its own line of Organic Pie (9") and Tart Shells (5") with no artificial ingredients, bleached or bromated
flour, or hydrogenated fats or oils.
The nine-inch shells are available in traditional, whole wheat and spelt varieties, and are free of conventionally refined sugar, bleached and bromated
flour, trans fats, and hydrogenated fats and oils.
When potassium bromate is added to a flour, it is referred to as "bromated
." Used as far back as the early 1900s, potassium bromate is now considered to be carcinogenic and is banned in Canada and Europe.
We don't use bromated
flour; it has a chemical in it that bleaches the flour and adds volume without developing flavor during the baking process.