The system for monitoring chemical contamination of food in France works well most of the time but has some gaps, according to ANSES.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) assessed the surveillance and control scheme in place between 2010 and 2014 for inorganic and
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California is officially taking a “Roseanne Roseannadanna” approach with a big “nevermind” about those cancer warnings that were supposed to go on coffee.

Like burning toast, roasting coffee beans produces trace amounts of acrylamide, a chemical that’s always been present when some foods are heated, but it went undetected until
Continue Reading No cancer warnings required on coffee sold in California after all

No one knew acrylamide even existed until it was discovered in 2002. It’s been around close to forever, though. Awareness of the chemical raised a problem. It is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At high doses in laboratory animals, acrylamide
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Java enthusiasts can brew in peace as new research shows that the presence of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic chemical, in nine of the top selling coffee brands is undetectable.

The Clean Label Project – a national nonprofit focused on health and transparency in labeling – completed analysis of the research 
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Food businesses in Europe must take “practical steps” to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems beginning in April. New European Union legislation describes “practical measures” food businesses must take to mitigate acrylamide formation in a range of foods.

Acrylamide is a chemical that may form in some starchy
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