Banned foods allowed in the U.S.

POSTED: 09:59 AM PDT Apr 04, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PDT Apr 20, 2015 

They're banned in other countries, but these 13 food ingredients are still allowed in the U.S.

Banned Foods - Azodicarbonamide
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6. Azodicarbonamide -- American food processors use this chemical to instantly bleach flour for use in some frozen dinners, breads, boxed pasta mixes and packaged baked goods. In Singapore, you can be fined nearly a half million dollars and imprisoned for up to 15 years for using this chemical that's been linked to asthma. It's primarily used in foamed plastics, like yoga mats and sneaker soles, according to the Caltons.


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