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Chemical Contaminants

Not enough support for European ban on potato sprout inhibitor Chlorpropham (CIPC)
Last Friday, the European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, mostly referred to as ScoPAFF voted an a proposal to ban Chlorpropham (or CIPC), widely used in the potato industry as sprout inhibitor during potato storage.
Monday, February 25, 2019
FDA issues final guidance on acrylamide
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance to the food industry to help growers, manufacturers and food service operators take steps to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods.
Cadmium resistant line of potatoes in development by University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury researchers have developed potato plants that are potentially resistant to cadmium, a highly toxic metal found in soil which is harmful to crops and can contribute to health issues in humans. End goal is to develop cadmium free potatoes.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Special Bakers Yeast shows potential to reduce acrylamide in potato products
Renaissance Ingredients Inc. shows the results of its in-house, laboratory-scale analysis of the efficacy of its non-GMO acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast for applications in the potato industry.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Acrylamide in Food; Scientific Opinion provided by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its Scientific Opinion on Acrylamide in Food
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Food Standards Agency (FSA)
The FSA (Food Standards Agency) has published the results from its latest study looking at levels of the process contaminants acrylamide and furan in a wide range of UK retail foods.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
McCain Foods in Othello reached a settlement agreement this week with the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) over violations of the plant’s air quality permit, vowing to avoid any similar violations in the future.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Zeracryl applies lactic acid bacteria to reduce acrylamide in food
Zeracryl, a small research-based Norwegian company has developed a method to reduce the formation of the carcinogenic compound acrylamide during industrial production of potatoes and coffee. International food giants are paying attention.
Sunday, September 12, 2010