Center for Science in the Public Interest
June 25, 2002

New Tests Confirm Acrylamide in American Foods
Snack Chips, French Fries Show Highest Levels Of Known Carcinogen CSPI Calls On FDA To Test More Food Popular American brands of snack chips and French fries contain disturbingly high levels of acrylamide, according to new laboratory tests commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The tests were conducted by the same Swedish government scientists that two months ago first discovered the cancer-causing chemical in certain fried and baked starchy foods.   read the entire story....
Acrylamide in Foods: Micrograms per Serving Water, 8 oz., EPA limit 0.12 Boiled Potatoes, 4 oz. <3 Old El Paso Taco Shells, 3, 1.1oz. 1 Ore Ida French Fries (uncooked), 3 oz. 5 Ore Ida French Fries (baked), 3 oz. 28 Honey Nut Cheerios, 1 oz. 6 Cheerios, 1 oz. 7 Tostitos Tortilla Chips, 1 oz. 5 Fritos Corn Chips, 1 oz. 11 Pringles Potato Crisps, 1 oz. 25 Wendy’s French Fries, Biggie, 5.6 oz. 39 KFC Potato Wedges, Jumbo, 6.2 oz. 52 Burger King French Fries, large, 5.7 oz. 59 McDonald’s French Fries, large, 6.2 oz. 82

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