FDA Launches Acrylamide Investigations

By Janet Raloff, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

You knew french fries and potato chips werent health foods. Sure, theyre veggies, but their deep-fat frying adds scads of fat. Depending on whos doing the cooking, that fat can be the saturated type, which can lead to clogged arteries. But until April, who could have suspected that these oh-so-yummy golden-brown spuds were also laced with a carcinogen–acrylamide, the building block of some plastics?

This news spread like wildfire, further defaming the reputation of foods that are dietary stap...

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