The Following Bleaching AgentS may not be clean label

Acetone Peroxide

Acetone Peroxide is a bleaching agent. It can be found as a white, crystalline powder. Acetone Peroxide is used as a flour bleaching treatment, thickener, and emulsifier. It is commonly used to synthesize bleached flour.

Acetyl Benzoyl Peroxide

Acetyl Benzoyl Peroxide is a solution overall containing less than 40% by mass of Benzoyl Peroxide. It is a solution containing a white, crystalline solid. Acetyl Benzoyl Peroxide is a flour bleaching agent and a disinfectant in medications.


Azodicarbonamide  is a bleaching agent and dough conditioner used in the production of flour. When moist, it aids in oxidizing flour. It appears as an orange powdery substance.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is a  bleaching agent in flour, whey processing of milk, and for some cheese making. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has concluded that most benzoyl peroxide is converted to benzoic acid during processing, storage… Read More

Bleached Flour

Bleached flour is flour that has been refined /processed with a whitening agent.  The germ and bran are removed from “refined flour” and is typically referred to as “white flour”. Bleaching is commonly achieved by means of artificially… Read More

Chlorine Dioxide

Chlorine Dioxide is a synthetic additive. With a chemical formula of ClO2 it is used to bleach flour and, in small quantities, is used to disinfect common drinking water.


Ficin is a synthetic flavoring and stabilizer that is soluble in water. It is and off-white powder that is used as a tenderizer in meats and as a coagulate in milk production. It is also used to improve… Read More

Nitrogen Dioxide

Nitrogen Dioxide is a chemical additive used in the production and bleaching of flour. It is extremely toxic as a gas, used in the production of explosives via nitric acid.