What is Acrylamide?

Acrylamide is a chemical that is formed in certain plant-based foods during cooking or processing at high temperatures, such as frying, roasting, grilling, and baking. Boiling and steaming foods do not create acrylamide.

Where does it come from?

Sources of acrylamide in the diet include French fries, potato chips, other fried and baked snack foods, roasted asparagus, canned sweet potatoes and pumpkin, canned black olives, roasted nuts, coffee, roasted grain-based coffee substitutes, prune juice, breakfast cereals, crackers, some cookies, bread crusts, and toast.

Why am I seeing this warning in states other than California?

We have several bakeries that service the California market.  To create separate bags in which the only difference would be the proposition 65 statement on the bottom of the package for the state of California would double our packaging inventory and  would cause considerable confusion to our bakery, shipping and distribution teams.  To avoid any risk of being out of compliance with the state of California, we have decided to add the statement on all of our products.