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June 18, 2005

Consumer Group Wants Warning Label On Potato Chips

A California consumer legal group is campaigning to require warning labels on potato chips, saying they contain a chemical (acrylamides) known to cause cancer and state law requires the warnings. (Reuters)

March 8, 2005

Canadian Scientists Studying Acrylamides in Foods

In 2002, Health Canada alerted Canadians to the presence of acrylamide in some foods, following reports by scientists in Sweden. Since then, Health Canada scientists have participated in international research efforts aimed at understanding how acrylamide is formed in foods and the health implications. (

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June 24, 2004

Risk of Acrylamide in Food Questioned by Experts

Acrylamides, a family of chemicals recently found in cooked foods that is known to cause cancer in rats, pose little threat to humans, an expert panel has reported.

People do not eat enough of the chemicals in their daily diet to risk the genetic damage that can lead to cancer, the committee of experts said. (

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