The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its final opinion on acrylamide in food, reconfirming previous evaluations that it increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups.
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Perforating potato cells can soften the raw material, reducing fry times, lowering fat uptake and creating a more uniform end chip product, says the CEO of a firm specialized in Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology.
The European Snack Association (ESA) says it welcomes EFSA’s recent draft opinion on acrylamide in food, but will push for greater clarity on safe levels and product categorization in the final document due in September.
Acrylamide is a recognised carcinogen that we’ve known is in our food at dangerous levels for a decade. Today, the food industry has tools to mitigate it, but uptake is slow.Industry, beware. This is how scandals are made.
An industry initiative to cut levels of acrylamide in food continues to have a limited impact, with lower quantities found in just three of the 22 food groups evaluated, according to the latest results of an ongoing European monitoring project.
A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) survey of acrylamide in food products indicates that voluntary efforts to reduce levels of the carcinogen are working but only in a limited number of food groups.
Frozen food may not have the sexiest of images, but growing
consumer demand for convenient, healthy and, above all, safe food
has led to something of a revival in the fortunes of frozen
products across Europe. But this could also...
Frozen food giant McCain Foods has selected CPIM software from
FullTilt. The company believes that this will help it to
synchronise its product information across more than 55 production
facilities on six continents.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require food
manufacturers to limit the amount of the potential carcinogen
acrylamide in their products, said the Center for Science in the
Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit US organisation,...
Food safety experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) are
meeting in Geneva this week to investigate recent reports that
potato chips, French fries and other carbohydrate-rich foods
contain a cancer-causing substance.
Bread, biscuits, crisps and french fries, foods frequently eaten by
millions of people around the world, contain alarmingly high
quantities of a cancer-causing chemical, according to Swedish
research released this week. The research...