Acrylamide is a carcinogenic substance found in many different foods, including breads, biscuits, crackers, rolls, and coffee. It was initially discovered in food in 2002. As it turns out, carbohydrate-rich ingredients among them, grains and rice, contain an amino acid called asparagine that converts to the carcinogen when the products are baked, toasted, roasted, or fried above 120°C. The longer… Read more »
Due to the growing body of evidence of its role as a potential carcinogen, acrylamide is fast becoming a big concern for the food industry. Acryleast™ is a new fully non-GMO solution for acrylamide reduction brought to market from today by Kerry, in partnership with Renaissance BioScience. It is a clean-label, non-GMO yeast, rich in asparaginase enzyme, which has the… Read more »
New European Union legislation comes into force concerning the amount of acrylamide in foods with “benchmark” levels being set for various products. Passed by the EU last year, today marks the beginning of the law which limits the amount of acrylamide allowed in packaged foods and forces manufacturers to closely examine and reduce acrylamide levels in products. The legislation describes practical… Read more »
Orkla Food Ingredients has signed a licence agreement with Renaissance BioScience to exclusively produce and sell Renaissance acrylamide-reducing yeast to food manufacturers in the European Nordic and Baltic markets.
Compound back in the news, being studied by U.S. FDA, Health Canada, other agencies – See more at: https://www.bakersjournal.com/nutrition/the-final-proof-update-on-acrylamide-6917#sthash.wvLd2qkh.dpuf
Renaissance BioScience Corp. announces U.S. FDA acceptance of GRAS notification for Non-GMO Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance to the food industry to help growers, manufacturers and food service operators take steps to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods, including baked goods as bread, crackers, and breakfast cereals that are cooked from cereal crops such as wheat and corn.
According to the company, the acrylamide-preventing yeast strains will significantly and efficiently minimize acrylamide in the manufacturing of multiple product categories, including bread, baked goods, snack food and cereals. The strains reduces asparagine on contact leaving little left to be converted into acrylamide with the application of baking, frying and toasting. The strains also offer 90% reductions in acrylamide in baked bread and products.