Spices Board warns of contaminated imports

George Joseph / Kochi July 25, 2008, 0:55 IST The Spices Board of India has warned to importers and value-adding units of whole star anise and Saigon cinnamon of Vietnam that the consignments to India could have been contaminated with an unapproved colour known as Chrysoidine. The board said in a press statement that manufacturing units of curry powders and garam masalas should make sure the imported consignments of these spices are free from Chrysoidine, so as to avoid rejection and recall of exports.

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