acrylamide acrylamide

Definition(s):

  • (n) a white crystalline amide of propenoic acid can damage the nervous system and is carcinogenic in laboratory animals

Usage(s):

  1. There is no compelling evidence that acrylamide, when consumed in food, poses a cancer risk.
  2. There is no evidence that acrylamide, when consumed in food, poses a cancer risk.

News

  • Danish survey evaluates the content of chemical contaminants in food

    ( Technical University of Denmark ) In general, Danes have no reason to worry about unwanted chemical compounds in the food they put on their table -- especially if they eat a varied diet. However, a monitoring survey puts focus on certain compounds -- e.g. inorganic arsenic and acrylamide, the intake of which should be reduced due to health risk. These findings are presented in the latest ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "Studies have definitely shown that using this enzyme in the manufacture of foods reduces the level of acrylamide," nutrition expert Leslie Beck told CTV News. "Whether, at the end of the day, that reduces our potential, theoretical cancer...
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Beck Source: CTV.ca

  2. "More information is needed on the risks to humans from acrylamide in foods and on whether and how acrylamide levels in food can be safely reduced," then-FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford wrote last year in a letter to Joan Denton, the...
    on Jul 11, 2004 By: Lester Crawford Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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