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Food Act to be amended to increase mixture of rice flour in bread production

May 11, 2011 6:36:14 AM - itnnews.lk

Amendments are to be effect to the regulations on the Food Act. It purpose is to clear issues in the composition of wheat and rice flour in the production of bread.

The Health Ministry has decided to make amendments to the regulations on the Food Act. The mixing of rice flour with wheat flour in the production of bread should be 40%. Earlier it was only two percent. As bread is a fast food, it causes diabetics, high blood pressure and obesity. The Health Ministry has taken this decision at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture to make rice flour more popular among the people. The amendments will also cover the production of noodles. .