Acrylamide in Infant Cereal Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Infant Cereal

35 g



Test Description

Infant cereals are a very popular and convenient means of providing nutricious meals when weaning to solid foods. As infants have low body mass, exposure to potentially harmful contaminants could have a disproportionate affect, and there is a common desire to ensure that the exposure of infants to potentially dangerous materials is minised as far as is practically possible

Acrylamide is formed at high temperatures in starch rich foods such as infant cereasl. It is a potential carcinogen and, although maximum limits in foods are not legislated, monitoring is still routine in the industry.

The risk to the consumer is potentially large; as such accurate testing to protect the consumer is required to satisfy both regulators and manufacturers. Proficiency testing can be used to encourage high quality testing across your laboratory. Fapas proficiency tests utilise real food samples to produce directly comparable tests from which to highlight areas of improvement within your current testing arrangement and act upon these quickly.

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