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UK: No great change to acrylamide and furan levels, says FSA safety report

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) detects ‘no significant change or discernible trends’ across many food categories for process contaminants acrylamide and furan. The report looked at acrylamide and furan levels in 556 UK retail foodstuffs obtained over the period November 2011 – December 2013. The highest mean concentrations of acrylamide (500 micrograms per kilogram) were detected in popped crisps, vegetable crisps, potato crisps, baked potato and prefabricated snacks.


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