The chemical used in Pringles potato chips is also used in hair-perm chemical, a very harmful chemical even on a very insignificant quantity (will cause kidney cancer), adult shouldn’t consume more than 0.01g per day while children not more than 0.003g!
Product called back from all Hong Kong markets & banned in USA. but there’s a LOT in MALAYSIA for you to consume….. ..!!!!! that’s good about Malaysia, every ‘sick’ product will be dump easily here…..ENJOY! !!!
The poison – Acrylamide , is also in Tesco own label ‘Hoops’, Hula Hoops and Duchy Original Crisps.
Acrylamide has the “potential to cause cancer even at very low levels of exposure”. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been studying the levels of acrylamide in common foods for 3 years. It has been tricky for them – because it is in so many foods. However, there is one common factor in all these foods. Preparation at high temperature.
Acrylamide occurrs when a reaction takes place between sugar and asparagine, an amino acid (part of a protein). Many scientists believe it is a by-product of the well-known Maillard reaction – similar to caramelization – which is what causes browning in food.
On April 24, 2002, the Swedish National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) announced that acrylamide can be found in baked and fried starchy foods, such as potato chips, breads and cookies. Concern was raised mainly because of the carcinogenic effects of acrylamide. This was followed by a strong but short-lived interest from the press. On 2005-08-26, California attorney general Bill Lockyer filed a lawsuit against top makers of french fries and potato chips to warn consumers of the potential risk from consuming acrylamide. The lawsuit was settled on 2008-08-01 with the food producers agreeing to cut acrylamide levels in half.
In 2007, more than 100 articles were written about acrylamide, according to Nexis and Factiva, including pieces in the LA Times, the Boston Globe , the Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Of these articles, nearly half appeared in November and December, when people were frying potatoes for latkes, and roasting pigs and turkeys.
On August 1, 2008, four food manufacturers – H.J. Heinz Co., Frito-Lay, Kettle Foods Inc., and Lance Inc. – agreed to reduce levels of acrylamide in their products (such as potato chips and French fries) over a three-year period and pay a combined $3 million in fines as a settlement with the California attorney general’s office. California had sued these four companies in 2005, alleging they violated a state requirement that companies post warning labels on products with carcinogens.
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