FDA confirms acrylamide found in new foods

03/26/2004 | MSNBC · FoodNavigator

New figures from the FDA confirm earlier reports that acrylamide, a possible carcinogen known to exist in some fried snacks, also exists in bottled prune juice, olives and teething biscuits. Scientists said they are unsure of the effect these findings have on humans and the FDA plans more research on the toxicity of acrylamides. One previous study found no link between acrylamide and certain cancers, but the FDA said that "acrylamide is known to cause cancer and reproductive problems in animals at high doses and is a neurotoxin in humans at high doses."

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