I'm all for a good pizza, but I'm glad I'm in a country that has the sense to ban such a product.
Anything that has the "potential" of being carcinogenic won't be entering into my ingredient list, even-if it was available.
I'd like to know how many pizzerias out there are actually using bromated flour..... is it legal for a pizza joint to use this type of flour and
not advice clientele ?
Kind of scary if you ask me.
I imagine the list of Pizzerias and Bakeries using bromated flour is greater than we could possibly imagine.
I understand what you are saying but being a 'potential carcinogen' is not the same as 'Being a Carcinogen'!!
Everywhere we turn there are 'real carcinogens' lurking with far greater affects than bromated flour.
Gas fumes that we inhale whilst filling our vehicles at the pump. The gasoline itself and all the combustion byproducts in the air we breathe from the exhaust! Engine oil. Engine antifreeze, not to mention every engine additive out there.
Anyone who smokes, and those who are subject to second hand smoke. Chewing tobacco is another.
Wood stains, polyurethane, Spackle, paints, batteries, asbestos, glue, floor tiles, rubber, weed killers, garden herbicides and the like.
The list is a mile long. What about cooking meats at high heat so that an outside char is obtained.
And last but not least the common household charcoal grill!!!
Do any of us own one of those?
So to sum up, I am by no means saying that we should not care what we put into our bodies.
My friends there are many carcinogens that enter our bodies whether we like it or not. But to put it all into perspective, I do not see how a little bromate in our flour is going to tun the tide and make or break our health.
Best of all, we do have the choice whether to use a flour with bromate or not.