EU must better protect consumers from acrylamide in food, new test shows



A new EU-wide test by consumer organisations has highlighted that consumers –especially the youngest –must be better protected from cancer-causing   acrylamide in their food. 

To do so, BEUC calls on the European Commissionto lower the current indicative benchmarks for this contaminant and make them binding on food producers.Ten consumer groups sampled over 500 food products known to contain acrylamide, such as crisps, biscuits, coffee or breakfast cereals.

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