Consider the following pairs:
|Unwanted or controversial
chemicals likely to be found in them
|2.||Soft Drinks||—||Brominated vegetable oils|
|3.||Chinese fast food||—||Monosodium glutamate|
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
- Research by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found lead and other toxic metals in a surprising number of lipsticks. Hence, pair 1 is correct.
- Brominated vegetable oil – It is a food additive used in certain soft drinks and fruit-flavoured beverages as a density stabilizer. Hence, pair 2 is correct.
- The Maggi ban – India’s favourite two-minute noodles lost 80% market share due to the presence of MSG (monosodium glutamate) as found by a UP food inspector. Hence, pair 3 is correct.