Want China Times
Testing of 19 brands of brown sugar sold at farmers markets and supermarket chains around
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]