ACRYRED • COST Action CA21149

Reducing Acrylamide Exposure of Consumers by a Cereals Supply-chain Approach Targeting Asparagine

Establish a multi-disciplinary research and communication network on reducing Acrylamide formation


Description of the Action

Acrylamide in food is considered a potential health hazard. It may lead to increased risk of cancer. Acrylamide forms during industrial food processing and home cooking. For years, the cereals processing industry has been engaged in reducing acrylamide formation through production process optimisations and establishment of guidelines.

The main aim is to understand the potential for mitigating acrylamide formation in foods produced from grains by establishing a multi-disciplinary network bringing together plant breeders, the agricultural grain farming community, global grain traders, European food processors, toxicologists, academic researchers from relevant disciplines, public regulators, and relevant consumer and health interest groups.

Since the discovery of acrylamide in food in 2002, research and technological development efforts have been made to reduce the levels of acrylamide by both academic and industrial groups. Acrylamide is a chemical that naturally forms in starchy food products during high-temperature processing at +120°C and low moisture.

Meet our Working Groups


Agronomy and Plant Breeding


Cereal Supply Chain Economy


Interdisciplinary Exchange and Integration of Knowledge on Asparagine and Acrylamide


Chemistry & Processing


Risk-benefit of MR Products and its Mitigation

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Approach to assessment of acrylamide mitigation measures in cereal-based food processing 
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Call for Applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)
The call for applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) for the Acryred Cost Action (CA21149) is now open. An STSM comprises a visit by a...
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Call for Applications for ITC Conference Grants
The call for applications for ITC Conference Grants (ITC CG) and Dissemination Conference Grants (DCG) for the Acryred Cost Action, CA21149, grant period March 2023 –...