Brown sugar in Taiwan found to contain possible carcinogen

Want China Times
Date: 2015-08-30

Testing of 19 brands of brown sugar sold at farmers markets and supermarket chains around

Samples of brown sugar. (Photo/CNA)

Samples of brown sugar. (Photo/CNA)

Taiwan found that they all contain the suspected carcinogen acrylamide (or acrylic amide), and health authorities have warned the public against consuming too much of it.

At a press conference on Friday, Taipei-based Common Health Magazine released the results of the tests, which found that of the 19 products examined, brown sugar purchased at a farmers market contained the highest level of acrylamide at 2,740 μg/kg (parts per billion).

Seven of the brown sugars tested contained acrylamide amounts above 1,000 μg/kg. The brown sugar with the lowest level of the carcinogen was found to have an acrylamide level of 30 μg/kg.     [FULL  STORY]

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