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Acrylamide Acrylamide

Acrylamide is a substance that may be formed in foods, typically starchy products including crisps, French fries, bread and crispbreads, during cooking processes including frying, baking and roasting at temperatures of 120 °C or higher. Acrylamide is a known carcinogen in experimental animals hence efforts should be made to minimize exposure from all sources including diet

Aflatoxins in food Aflatoxins in food

Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by two species of Aspergillus, a fungus which is especially found in areas with hot and humid climates. Since aflatoxins are known to be genotoxic and carcinogenic, exposure through food should be kept as low as possible.

Metals as contaminants in food Metals as contaminants in food

Metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury are natural occurring chemical compounds. They can be present at various levels in the environment, e.g. soil, water and atmosphere. Metals can also occur as residues in food because of their presence in the environment, as a result of human activities such as farming, industry or car exhausts or from contamination during food processing and storage.