The FDA Warns of Cancer-Causing Chemical in Potato Chips, Fries, and Coffee

November 25, 2013 3:35 PM

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The FDA Warns of Cancer-Causing Chemical in Potato Chips, Fries, and Coffee

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knows we like our potato chips, French fries, and oh yes, don’t forget our coffee, so much that they figure a prudent reminder of not only the calories, fat and salt in those products, but also of a harmful, cancer-causing chemical within all three products.

The chemical of focus is called acrylamide and scientists link the cancer-causing prowess to certain baking, frying, or roasting preparations. This means that fries, chips, breakfast cereals, and your morning cup of java all contain the chemical, which has been shown to cause cancer in rodents at hi...

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