Are potato crisps a risk to health?

The Belgian consumers’ organisation Test Aankoop has issued a warning in connection with high levels of acrylamide that occur in Belgian food stuffs. The consumers’ organisation warns that acrylamide levels in potato crisps are too high. Test Aankoop examined 46 samples of crisps, 10 samples of crisp bread and 9 portions of home-baked chips. Acrylamide levels were compared with the norms used by the European Commission (EC). The results show that you need to eat a kilo of crisps before you are consuming too much acrylamide. More