Acrylamide in the news…again

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 26, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA has heard that California Attorney General Bill Lockyer and the Environmental Law Foundation will file suit this week, under Proposition 65, alleging failure to warn of exposure to acrylamide.  This filing ignores views to the contrary by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and health experts throughout the world.  It also ignores the ongoing consideration of the issues by California’s own Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
The FDA and the World Health Organization have studied the health implications of acrylamide in foods and concluded that the data does not warrant a change in diet.
OEHHA was entrusted with implementation of Proposition 65 by the voters and the Governor.  It has invested over three years examining whether and how acrylamide in food should be dealt with under Proposition 65.  OEHHA is in the last stages of considering a number of alternatives based on those findings.   
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