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Can burnt toast and roasted potatoes cause cancer? - CNN

(CNN) The Food Standards Agency in the UK launched a campaign Monday to warn about cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast, over-roasted potatoes and other starchy foods cooked at high temperatures. The campaign is based on longstanding evidence ...and more »

Browned toast and potatoes are 'potential cancer risk', say food scientists - BBC News

Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer, government food scientists are warning. Acrylamide is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried ...and more »

Why you don't need to worry about eating brown toast -

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a campaign to warn Britons of the dangers of toasting and roasting their carbohydrates, based on the assumption that acrylamide in food causes cancer. This has led to mildly surreal headlines such as 'Roast ...and more »

CANCER RISK: Roast potatoes, CHIPS and TOAST could cause CANCER, experts say -

Cooking food with high starch content, like potatoes, at high temperatures may be linked to tumours. Millions who roast, bake, fry or toast are thought to be at risk from a chemical produced when food is cooked at over 248F (120C). The hazard is ...and more »

Is Burnt Toast Bad for You? The Science of Cancer and Acrylamide - Live Science

A new warning about the health risks of eating browned potatoes and burnt toast draws a link between a chemical called acrylamide and an increased risk of cancer. The warning comes from the United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency, which launched a ...and more »

Roast potatoes and toast that's a bit too brown may cause cancer, say authorities - The Guardian

Other starchy foods such as crisps can contain acrylamide, a harmful chemical formed at high temperatures, says British food watchdog. Haroon Siddique. Mon 23 Jan 2017 03.23 EST First published on Mon 23 Jan 2017 01.28 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Warning over 'burnt toast chemical' acrylamide's cancer risk - NHS Choices

Monday January 23 2017. Page contents. What are the risks associated with acrylamide? What advice does the FSA provide? What are the FSA and the food industry doing to help? How has the campaign been received? Should I be worried? "Browned toast ...and more »

Are potatoes now a cancer risk? Here's what you need to know - New Scientist

By Sam Wong. The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a campaign warning of the cancer risk associated with cooking potatoes and other starchy foods at high temperatures. How worried should we be, and do we need to change the way we eat ...and more »

Over-cooked potatoes and burnt toast could cause cancer, new research suggests - The Independent

Food Standards Agency (FSA) issues public warning over risks of acrylamide, a chemical compound found in starchy foods cooked at high temperatures. By Jane Kirby; Monday 23 January 2017 07:18 ...and more »

Browned toast and crispy roast potatoes 'a potential cancer risk' -

The Government has been accused of “massively overreacting” by telling people not to eat crispy roast potatoes or browned toast despite there being no scientific proof of a link to cancer. Experts said the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) new campaign ...and more »