EU civil servants aim to change the way Belgians prepare their famous 'frites', or French fries. They want to protect consumers from acrylamide, a carcinogenic compound that can form in the frying process. That has Belgian chefs boiling with rage.
Belgian fries, whose preparation can lead to high levels of possibly cancer-causing acrylamide, will not be subject to new EU restrictions. But food safety advocates say the risk can be avoided without harming flavor.
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