Monday, 30 January 2017 12:56

Public Alert On Acrylamide

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The European Food safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed that Acrylamide is formed when foods like potato chips, barbecued meat and bread are heated and that Acrylamide increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers of all age groups. The National agency for Food and Drug administration (NAFDAC) advises the general public to reduce the intake of these products as they pose a threat their health. The European Food safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed that Acrylamide is formed when foods like potato chips, barbecued meat and bread are heated and that Acrylamide increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers of all age groups. The National agency for Food and Drug administration (NAFDAC) advises the general public to reduce the intake of these products as they pose a threat their health. Acrylamide is found mainly in plant foods, such as potato products, grain products, or coffee. Foods such as French fries and potato chips seem to have the highest levels of acrylamide, but it’s also found in breads and other grain products. Acrylamide does not form in dairy, meat, and fish products.

NAFDAC……..Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

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