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EFSA to consult on acrylamide in food

11:16 AM MDT | July 15, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) have identified the scientific studies to consider for the authority’s first full risk assessment of acrylamide, a chemical compound that forms in starchy food products during high-temperature cooking, including frying, baking, and roasting, EFSA announced today. The authority stated, back in 2005, that acrylamide may be a human health concern and that efforts should be made to reduce exposure to this substance through the diet. Acrylamide—considered to be both carcinogenic, and...

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