CIEH says informing consumers risks of acrylamide is valuable
Publication Date: 24th January 2017
Following the launch of FSA’s ‘Go for Gold’ campaign,
an initiative to help people understand how to minimise exposure to acrylamide
when cooking at home, Tony Lewis, CIEH’s Head of Policy, said:
absolute sense to inform consumers about cooking techniques and what impact it
can have on their health. But the reaction to FSA’s initiative to raise
awareness of the risks associated with acrylamide has been blown out of
“The issue of
acrylamide on carbohydrate products, such as bread and potatoes, is nothing new
and the food industry in particular, has got to grips with the matter for a
long time now. The scale of risk is not as severe as being reported and
consumers would be wise to follow the FSA’s simple and effective advice.”
Notes to editors
For CIEH enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020
7827 5922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to FSA’s ‘Go
for Gold’ acrylamide campaign: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2017/15890/families-urged-to-go-for-gold-to-reduce-acrylamide-consumption
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