Acrylamide

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What are the next steps in acrylamide mitigation?

By Gill Hyslop

While the introduction of the EU’s acrylamide regulation was a suitable first step, various regulatory bodies are calling for more to be done to make food safer. Man-Yee Chung, global business manager, Fine Baking & PreventASe, at DSM, ponders the...

A retrospective look at acrylamide busting since the introductions of the Regulation last year. Pic: ©GettyImages/MAIKA 777

A year in review

How far has the industry come since the introduction of (EU) 2017/2158?

By Gill Hyslop

It has been a year since the European Commission Regulation came into force on April 11 2018, obliging food business operators (FBOs) to apply acrylamide mitigation measures. Despite calls for the EU to take a tougher stance, manufacturers are stepping...

Sainsbury's denies selling 'burnt' bread, purporting it's 'very popular.' Pic: ©GettyImages/milosluz

Sainsbury's claims 'well fired' bread does not pose a cancer risk

By Gill Hyslop

The major UK retail chain has told BakeryandSnacks it's blackened loaves are well within limit following criticizm by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) for selling bread that could contain higher than recommended levels of acrylamide.

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FDE: Act now before Commission considers maximum levels

Mandatory acrylamide action could be in place by spring 2018

By Niamh Michail

An EU vote backing the Commission's proposal to reduce acrylamide in food and drink could see mandatory mitigation action and benchmark levels in place by spring next year, with maximum levels to follow.

Campaigners said the rules still don’t go far enough.  © iStock

EXCLUSIVE

Acrylamide proposals strengthened in new draft

By David Burrows

The European Commission has moved to strengthen proposed new regulations on acrylamide, but the amendments are unlikely to be enough to appease campaigners.

EFSA's final scientific opinion on acrylamide in food said the highest dietary contributor for adults was fried potato products like French fries

EFSA stands by acrylamide cancer concerns

By Kacey CULLINEY

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.