A proposed regulation could levy a cancer warning on foods containing certain chemicals that are formed through the cooking process. The concentration threshold being proposed, however, is considerably higher than the average concentrations found in roasted almonds, as well as roasted almond butter and chocolate-covered almonds, according to the Western Agricultural Processors Association.
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That threshold is based on recent court settlements with the state and data from FDA and Almond Board. CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) pulled that information, which is dated from 2014, from the board's website.
OEHHA is now taking comments on the proposed rule.