6/3/2005

Consumer groups and the food industry are clashing over the inclusion
of acrylamide warnings on products in the aftermath of the passage of
Proposition 65, which requires stating the existence of
cancer-causing compounds in foods. One advocacy group argues that
mercury warnings on fish have not hurt that industry, but food
processors say there is no proof the trace acrylamide amounts identified in
cooked
starchy foods are hazardous to human health.

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