According to the American Cancer Society, while acrylamide isn’t something we should go out and gobble up by the bowl, we should be aware that in fact a link between acrylamide and cancer has NOT yet been established.
Fried foods like french fries (sorry), potato chips (again, sorry) and coffee (SO sorry) are among the foods that have the most acrylamide. Grilling/charring of meats produce acrylamide, but many foods also naturally contain acrylamide. Foods lower in acrylamide are your lean meats, like poultry and fish, and eggs, beans, nuts, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy.
The best strategy we have is to eat as much non-processed stuff as possible. Now, I’m the first to complain about having to meal plan every day of the week, and the first to give myself a break from this routine with a frozen, ergo processed, meal. Be wary of any company or individual claiming an absolute, and when doing your own research BE SKEPTICAL about what you read and your sources. When in doubt, moderate!