DSM launches enzymatic solution against acrylamide formation on food

NETHERLANDS - DSM, a global science-based company, has launched PreventASe XR, an enzymatic solution that prevents the formation of acrylamide in high-pH applications such as corn chips, biscuits, and crackers. FoodingredientsFirst reported that PreventASe is positioned as a trusted acrylamide-reduction solution proven to reduce acrylamide in processed foods by up to 95 percent. While PreventASe…

FSA maintains safety guidance on acrylamide and furan

UK - UK’s Food Standards Agency has announced that following investigations on amount of acrylamide and furan present in a range of retail foods, the levels do not increase risk to human health. The agency said as a result, it does not change its advice to consumers on acrylamide and furan. FSA carried a survey…

Starbucks and other roasters to serve coffee with acrylamide cancer warnings

USA - A California judge has ruled that coffee sellers and vendors in the state have to serve coffee with acrylamide cancer warnings; these include bigger coffee makers such as Starbucks. According to the judge Elihu Berle’s ruling, Starbucks and other coffee makers did not show that the risk from consuming acrylamide, a possible cancer-causing…

EU’s legislation to reduce the level of acrylamide in coffee and confectionery

UK - The European Union’s regulations are set to become into law, requiring food manufacturers to reduce the amount of acrylamide used in packaged foods including biscuits, cookies and coffee. The regulation reduces the amount of acrylamide permissible for various food products, ranging from 350 micrograms (μg) of acrylamide per kilogram for biscuits and cookies…