The food manufacturing and retail sectors in the UK share the concern over the recent findings showing that acrylamide is present in a range of foodstuffs, according to a jointly issued communique by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). The two organisations have welcomes the WHO plan to establish a network for research on acrylamide to achieve a better understanding of human exposure and its possible healtheffects. Acrylamide is thought to be potentially carcinogenic.