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Correction on Acrylamide Note


1 July 2002

A World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson, speaking about the results of a three-day Consultation of Independent Experts on acrylamide held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 25 to 27 June, has been quoted today as saying that, "The overriding thing the committee concluded is that, given that we know acrylamides are cancer-causing in animals and probably in humans, it is intolerable that they are in foods at the levels found and we have to find a remedy. But there is not enough information to make any consumer recommendations because we need more research."

The word "intolerable" was not used by the Committee; the words "is a major concern" were used.

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