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Acrylamide is a public health concern, according to EFSA draft

9:29 AM MDT | July 1, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has confirmed that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. EFSA is today launching a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on acrylamide in food, developed by Contam, the authority’s expert panel on contaminants in the food chain. Interested parties can comment on the draft opinion through an online public consultation until 15 September. Members of the Contam panel will discuss this feedback together with the contributors to...

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