Campaigners say leaked documents show ‘undue influence’ by the food industry after plans to limit acrylamide – found in starchy foods such as crisps, cereals and baby foods – are weakened

The European commission has dropped plans to legally limit a pervasive but naturally occurring chemical found in food, that is linked to cancer, just days after lobbying by industry, the Guardian has learned.

Campaigners say that leaked documents revealing the legislative retreat show “undue influence” by the food industry over EU law-making and a “permanent scandal”, although the issue is complex.

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Source: Guardian Environment