in the meal II
also in the country of the potato chips
We all have a problem: Food strongly heated up forms and stores
the carcinogen plastic acrylamide in large quantities. Before
the manufacturers can work on the food more carefully, Own initiative
is announced with everyone of us
plastic construction stone, actually from the packaging industry
admits, spoils for months thoroughly the appetite to us: Acrylamide,
in the bioassay carcinogenic and "reproduction-disturbing",
develops with heating sugary food up in causing concern high quantities.
After in Sweden in April 2002 in potato chips, chips, cracker
and crispbread values of over 1.000 micro gram acrylamide per
kilogram were found (with an income maximum quantity of 1 micro
gram per humans and day, specified by the World Health Organization
WHO,!-), the fear of cancer goes around in Europe. Specialists
classify the problem acrylamide as substantially more important
as as other food scandals in the recent time. In contrast for
example to Nitrofen, the danger for the population, who proceeds
from acrylamide, is not temporally or spatially limited.
from official side?
Then it is
serious! The authorities strive to assign laboratories new reliable
methods of analysis and the manufacturers of the food concerned
work feverful to limit the emergence of the pollutant at least
in its quantity. Newest development in the explosive area: In
order to shorten lengthy linear paths, Bundesinstitut for health
consumer protection and veterinary medicine (www.bgvv.de) recommends
to introduce a "action value" from 1.000 micro gram
acrylamide per kilogram of food. Measured from this appoximate
value, the threat is to be lowered as fast as possible. "acrylamide
is a substance, those probably also with humans cancer to release
and the hereditary property damage can" formulates Dr. Dieter
Arnold, director/conductor of the BgVV, in all clarity: "we
consider the acrylamide admission over food precarious and demand
the manufacturers therefore seriously up to undertake all efforts
to lower the contents so fast and as far as possible". The
fact that consumers possibly already took up high quantities of
acrylamide over food for years, makes it only quite necessary
to solve the problem rapidly and if necessary gradually.
also in the country of the potato chips
The panic wave already successfully sloshed over the large pond.
Canadian researchers found even, like the cancer exciter acrylamide
out in food such as potato chips, cookies and bread come now.
Thereafter the plastic develops if the amino acid asparagine,
which occurs in starches food such as potatoes and grain grains,
is roasted or baked at high temperature and combined with the
natural sugar glucose. The Canadian Ministry of Health "Health
Canada" instructed all food manufacturers in the country
on it on Monday to avoid and look for for alternative production
processes the combination of asparagine and glucose at high temperatures.
Also the American health authority FDA discussed the result on
Monday with the foodstuffs industry and consumer associations.
Consumer protection? earliest by the consumer!
in the meal is a problem, with which humans probably live, since
they heat food up. Before you now thus "who protects me and
my children against things?" proclaim, run before a mirror
and look you: There you see exactly humans, who will lower the
acrylamide risk from today on in your family. We give you
the apparatus in addition to the hand.
does much acrylamide particularly lauert?
They nourish themselves for years healthy?
in this case unfortunately few, since all food is concerned, in
the process of their production to be heated up must and asparagine
and sugar contain. That is not when cereals mixtures unfortunately
different than with also the potato chips despicable for other
reasons. The magazine Oekotest found acrylamide now also in rye
wheat and rye bread and there particularly in the crust: Related
to average daily rations (233 gram) the load between 1,2 and 14,5
micro gram amounts to acrylamide.
it looks in the comparison to it with other food, you a list shows
Swiss of the Federal Office:http://www.bag.admin.ch/verbrau/aktuell/d/