Enjoy Those Fries: Acrylamide Fears Unwarranted

“Europe and Australia/New Zealand Buy into Misguided Acrylamide Scare,” By American Council on Science and Health.acshlogoboy_eating_french_fries150
Hasn’t the European Union’s European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) ever heard the (very) old adage that “the dose makes the poison”? From what they say in their latest report on acrylamide, it does not appear so. Basing their decision to post a warning solely on animal studies, they warn that dietary acrylamide is a carcinogenic hazard to humans. And toeing the line with its European counterparts, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) says: “While there’s no direct evidence that acrylamide can cause cancer in humans, there is evidence it can cause cancer in laboratory animals.” Yes, it can — but at doses much greater than those seen in typical human dietary exposures. Read more.

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