Acrylamide Levels

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Acrylamide-free: Does it exist?

By Emma Jane Cash

As one UK snack firm markets its kale crisps as 'acrylamide-free', we talk to a leading researcher on how to reduce the carcinogenic contaminant in different foods and ask: does acrylamide-free' really exist?

'The [Commission's] proposal in its current form also excludes all imports which represent a significant part of the market,' said Nuša Urbančič at Changing Markets. © iStock/Zerbor

Acrylamide levels in Europe are dangerously high, says NGO

By Niamh Michail

Acrylamide levels in Europe are still dangerously high and relying on industry goodwill to lower them is destined to fail, says an NGO following analysis of previously unseen data released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Acrylamide on the increase in certain baby foods, reports FSA

Acrylamide on the increase in certain baby foods, reports FSA

By Nathan Gray

The levels of acrylamide is increasing in certain baby foods. However, on the whole levels of the potentially carcinogenic compound are falling in other products, according to a new report from the UK Food Standards Agency.

Suspect foods include household staples like bread, fried potatoes and coffee as well as potato crisps and biscuits.

Acrylamide limit ‘red tape’ premature, says FDF

By Oliver Nieburg

The added bureaucracy of legal limits for acrylamide in foods is preventable as industry efforts to reduce levels have been sufficient, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).


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