The main objective of Curtis Analytics is to help companies and private clients to reduce the levels of acrylamide in their products. In order to achieve this, we are conducting ground-breaking and vital research into mitigation strategies and testing procedures. Our research projects are funded both publicly (through innovate UK) and privately.
Acrylamide, a chemical described as ‘extremely hazardous’ and ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’, was discovered in food in 2002. Its presence in a range of popular foods has become one of the most difficult issues facing not only the food industry but all stakeholders in the food supply chain and its oversight.
For further reading on this topic, you can read Acrylamide in Food by Nigel G Halford & Tanya Y Curtis.