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Crisps contain high levels of carcinogen

Almost a third of potato crisp products contain the carcinogen acrylamide at levels that exceed EU recommendations, new research has found. A study by Changing Markets found that 16 out of 92 products from major UK snack brands and own brand supermarket crisps exceeded the recommended EU benchmark of 1000 µg/kg. A further 15 samples…
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Acrylamide: a hot potato for the EU

Commissioners are trying to untangle a messy situation regarding rules for the food contaminant – and neither industry nor health campaigners are happy. The European Commission wants to introduce new regulations to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods. The food industry has been pretty happy with the proposals so far, but critics have said…
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