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Acrylamide: The consumer health scare that isn’t


September 8, 2009
By BakeryAndSnacks.com


Sept. 8, 2009 – Consumers love to get their teeth into a good health scare. So how is it that acrylamide has slipped under the radar?


Sept. 8, 2009 – Consumers love to get their teeth into a good health
scare. So how is it that acrylamide has slipped under the radar?


Acrylamide is a suspected carcinogen
that occurs in a whole host of commonly consumed foods including French
fries, potato chips, cookies, breakfast cereals, roast potatoes, bakery
products and coffee. Last week it was added to Canada’s list of toxic
substances, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested comments to
form the basis of industry guidance, and the EU proposed that the
chemical be included on its list of Substances of Very High Concern. | READ MORE

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