INDIA: Trade ban for law-breaking Indian spice exporters
India's Spices Board has suspended the trading licence of two Indian pepper and three chilli exporters, following the discovery of illegal sales practices. The Mumbai (Bombay)-based chilli exporters were found to have sold chilli into the European Union that was contaminated with a banned colourant 'Sudan 1,' a carcinogenic dye used in textiles that gives a uniform orange-red colour.
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