Acrylamide is a heated-induced toxicant generated by a chemical reaction that reduces sugar and amino acids present in foods. Most industrial and cooking methods induce the formation of this chemical compound, the most famous cooking technique is the Maillard reaction. Although the toxicity of acrylamide is well-known in the scientific community, recent studies analyzed its […]
Acrylamide is a chemical compound generated during high-temperature cooking processes that transform sugar and amino acids present in food products. For many years the scientific community has shown the correlation between the increased exposure to acrylamide and the higher risk of developing cancer. In 2015, in its first full risk assessment on acrylamide in food, […]
On 7 October 2020, the plenary session of the European Parliament supported two objections opposing two Commission regulation on E171 (Titanium Dioxide in food) and acrylamide. This votes by the EP sends a strong message: consumers must be at the core of all health decisions. For this reason, maximum levels of protection should be applied […]
MEPs of the ENVI Committee (@EP_Environment on Twitter) voted in favour (53 votes in favour, 26 against, 2 abstentions) of an objection to the EC proposal concerning maximum levels of acrylamide in certain foodstuffs for infants and young children. The objection will be reported and voted in plenary on the first week of October. A […]
EU member countries today adopted legislation aimed at reducing the amount of acrylamide in popular foods such as bread, cereal and chips. Read the full article from Politico here.
Measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food took a step forward as new draft proposals outline “benchmark” mandatory levels for the industry. Read the full article on Foodnavigator website here.
Eating crisps could cause cancer, a study by government-backed scientists has found, as they contain high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen. Tests conducted by Fera Science on behalf of campaign group Changing Markets, found t he highest levels of the chemical were found in Tyrells “Sweet Potato Lightly Salted” crisps, which contained more than […]
A snapshot survey of potato fries sold in twenty Brussels friteries has discovered three samples with levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, above the EU benchmark. A joint investigation conducted by Changing Markets and local news brand BRUZZ into the levels of acrylamide found that 15 percent of the Brussels establishments surveyed were selling potato […]
De l’acrylamide, une substance cancérogène, a été retrouvée à un niveau supérieur aux indications européennes dans des biscuits pour bébés de marque Nestlé vendus en France, et à des niveaux proches de ce seuil dans deux autres produits, selon la fondation Changing Markets. Lire l’article complet de La Libre ici.
A snapshot survey of a range of biscuits and rusks for babies and infants on sale in France shows that products with high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, continue to be placed on the market. Recently, several similar products sold in Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Bulgaria were recalled from the market due to […]