in the meal
Cancer suspicion with frits, chips and even knaeckebrot Pommes
Frites and chip have it in itself: Food strongly heated up is
loaded in all probability also in Germany with the krebserregenden
material acrylamide. What do the authorities undertake?
risk the toxicologist Dr. Josef Schlatter called the acrylamide
load of food. Even if the consumer with this risk possibly lived
for decades, Schlatter on an information meeting of the Federal
institut for health consumer protection and veterinary medicine
(BgVV) said, is it necessary to reduce the contents for the protection
of the consumer as fast as possible.
At the meeting
under the title "acrylamide? serious problem or overrated
danger ", which took place on 29 August 2002 in Berlin, participated
more than 200 in and foreign representatives from politics, authorities,
consumer protection mechanisms, science and industry. From the
contributions it became clear that the solution of the problem
will still stress some time. Promising beginnings would speak
however for a gradual decrease acrylamide contents in the meal.
Cancer suspicion with frits, chips and even crispbread
The material acrylamide was guessed/advised in the April of this
yearly into the discussion, after the Swedish health authority
unusually found much acrylamide in products, which must be strongly
heated up when their production. Acrylamide releases cancer in
the bioassay and damages the hereditary property. International
committees hold it for probable that this effect arises also with
humans. In a study at workers, who were exposed to acrylamide
over a longer time, no causal connection between the acrylamide
load and cancer illnesses could be proven. The force of expression
of these studies is not sufficient however due to the low numbers
of participants, in order to be able to determine a small rise
of the cancer frequency by the load with acrylamide.
tests only now possible
The BgVV developed analysis methods, which make possible at all
only a safe regulation acrylamide contents together with investigation
mechanisms of the Lands of the Federal Republic and private laboratories.
Starting from September tests stand in sufficient quantities for
order, in order to accomplish reliable and representative investigations
for the German market.
does the pollutant emerge?
Much research compel many open questions there are on the other
hand yet always with regard to the origin of Acrylamid. What is
confessed: the material emerges in the manufacture of stärkehaltigen
groceries. Also the existence of a stickstoffhaltigen reaction
partner must be guaranteed. Temperature, Erhitzungsdauer, dryness
degree, the composition of the contents materials and in potatoes
also sort and warehouse conditions seem to play at the same time
next to possible further factors a role.
with which by the temperature load of the water salaries most
extensive reduced become is, especially high Acrylamidgehalte
seem to emerge. As soon as the influence of these factors is protected,
technological changes of the manufacture processes of industrially
manufactured products can be diverted hence. That will last yet
some time, but according to BgVV exisitieren already promising
extensions in order to sink the salaries in groceries gradually.
the domestic deep fryer a special problem with regard to the development
of Acrylamid the private household represents. Also here Acrylamid
can emerge in the Frittieren, roast, rusting or cheeks in critical
quantities. The meaning of single origin factors must become abgeklärt
in order to give the possibility to the consumer, to avoid high
Acrylamidgehalte in the characteristic kitchen. Same applies to
gastronomy and partnership provisions.
of price: Who particularly eats much chips and Corn Flakes?
Potato chips and chips belong to the most highly loaded product
groups. Acrylamide was proven (partially in clearly lower quantities)
in addition, in before-roasted breakfast cereal, pastry and other
nibbling articles. The values vary partially substantially between
the loads and between products of different manufacturers. The
conception is still more unpleasant that the admission of the
poison with the eating habit varies itself around the factor 5
to 6. Children, who eat not rarely daily chips, are loaded not
only by the frequent consumption more, but also by it compared
with adult smaller body weight that must become finished with
the high acrylamide quantities.
Parents should try to change the nourishing habits over of their
children: Fruit, vegetables and meat can regarding acrylamide
heedlessly absorbed to become.
transparency for the consumer
The consumer cannot wait, until the acrylamide problem is solved.
This view the representative of the Federal association of the
consumer centers, Angelika Michel Drees takes. It appealed to
the manufacturers to inform the consumers more strongly than so
far and to make the load of the food with acrylamide for the consumer
to acrylamide: www.bgvv.de