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Global concern over cancer-causing ingredients in Indian spices

There is global concern over the presence of cancer-causing ingredients in Indian spices.

According to media reports, high levels of ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing pesticide, were found in Indian spices.

Singapore, and Hong Kong last month stopped the sale of some spices of India’s Du Masala brand.

The US Food and Drug Administration also began investigating pesticides in Indian spices. According to media reports, both Indian masala brands insist that their products are safe.

The European Union has also expressed concern over the presence of cancer-causing ingredients in red and black peppers from India.

According to media reports, investigations related to Indian spices have also been started in Maldives, Bangladesh, and Australia.

According to the Spices Board of India, spices worth $4 billion are exported from India to 180 countries.

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