The Consumer Council says it tested 49 different types of coffee products in the market and found genotoxic carcinogenic acrylamide in 47 samples. Photo: Felix Wong
The Consumer Council says it tested 49 different types of coffee products in the market and found genotoxic carcinogenic acrylamide in 47 samples. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong Consumer Council finds cancer-causing substance in 95 per cent of coffee samples

  • Consumer Council found genotoxic carcinogenic acrylamide in 47 of 49 coffee samples, with those of instant coffee containing a higher level of the substance
  • Instant coffee brand with the highest amount of acrylamide detected was Taster’s Choice (Nestle) Original Soluble Coffee, at 790 micrograms per kilogram

The Consumer Council says it tested 49 different types of coffee products in the market and found genotoxic carcinogenic acrylamide in 47 samples. Photo: Felix Wong
The Consumer Council says it tested 49 different types of coffee products in the market and found genotoxic carcinogenic acrylamide in 47 samples. Photo: Felix Wong
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