Alexandria, Va. - The Snack Food Association (SFA) issued the following statement commenting on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action plan to assess the presence of acrylamide in the US food supply.
“The snack food industry strongly supports the FDA’s comprehensive action plan. The FDA is asking the right questions about how much acrylamide is in a broad range of foods that are processed at high temperatures. The FDA is asking the right toxicological questions about how the body metabolizes acrylamide and how toxic it may or may not be. And, FDA is moving to determine whether any additional steps are necessary, ” said Jim McCarthy, President and CEO of SFA.
The Snack Food Association is an international trade association of more than 700 member companies that represent snack manufacturers and suppliers to the snack industry. Snacks produced and sold by SFA members include potato chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, pretzels, popcorn, crackers, extruded snacks, meat snacks, pork rinds, snack nuts, party mix and other snacks.