Acrylamide Resources


2013 Draft Guidance for Industry: Acrylamide in Foods

2006 FDA presentation “The 2006 Exposure Assessment for Acrylamide,” Michael DiNovi, Ph.D. FDA/CFSAN May 2006

2006 Survey Data on Acrylamide in Food: Individual Food Products

2006 Survey Data on Acrylamide in Food: Total Diet Study Results

Other FDA information can be found here

European Union – European Food Safety Authority

2014 "Acrylamide in food is a public health concern, says EFSA draft," July 2014

2013 EFSA Commission Recommendations on investigations into the levels of acrylamide in food

2013 UK Food Standards Agency releases acrylamide report April 2013

The Heatox Project
2009 Scientific summary report of EFSA — “Results on the monitoring of acrylamide levels in food,” April 2009

2009 “Addressing the Challenge of Acrylamide in the Bakery Sector,” Colin G Hamlet, Peter Sadd, Li Liang, BCCC 2009 Technology Conference: Drivers For Success, March 2009

Health Canada

March 2014 Acrylamide in Selected Foods - Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 2012 Canadian Exposure Assessment for Acrylamide in Food

2009 Acrylamide levels in selected Canadian foods

WHO – World Health Organization

2005 Document “Acrylamide is a potential health hazard,” INFOSAN Information Note No. 2.2005 — Acrylamide, March 2005

2002 Document “Health Implications of Acrylamide in Food” — Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Consultation WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland June 2002

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

2005 Acrylamide levels in food called “health concern” by UN expert committee

2003 FAO/WHO Seminar on Acrylamide in Food: Current State of Affairs, March 16, 2003 (technical presentations from various international researchers)

Acrylamide Infonet: FAO/WHO Acrylamide in Food Network – international network on acrylamide in food for interested parties to share relevant data and ongoing investigations

OEHHA – (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment), California


Acrylamide is on the State of California Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity (such as birth defects and other reproductive harm).

Further information at:

Australia New Zealand Food Standards

Australia & New Zealand food standards

Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety

Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety

Independent Academic Studies

“Eating high quantities of common foods during pregnancy can affect babies' health, EU study shows.” February 27, 2013

“Bread, buns and coffee can be dangerous as they might contain the chemical compound acrylamide, which the Technical University of Denmark's (DTU) National Food Institute now links to cancer. EU food safety authorities have been asked to investigate.” March 26, 2013

“Study finds high exposure to food-borne toxins. Preschool children are particularly vulnerable to compounds linked to cancer and other conditions.” November 9, 2012