The Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) would like to notify all the concerned that the use of potassium bromate as a food additive has been banned with immediate effect and its use will not be allowed in any category of food products in the country.

This ban has been initiated to ensure food safety since potassium bromate has been identified as hazardous for public health by many countries. Therefore, all food establishments and individuals manufacturing bread & bakery products are requested to extend their full cooperation and support in implementing this ban.

The Regulatory and Quarantine Inspectors of BAFRA in all the twenty dzongkhags will strictly monitor the implementation of this notification.


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