Dietary risk assessment of acrylamide in food commonly consumed among children

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The journey to greatness in life begins with a step ordered by the Almighty God. I therefore give Him all the glory for the strength, knowledge and ideas He gives me at every moment of my life. This work is the product of the impartation by my lecturers at the Department of Food Science and Technology in general and the lecturers for the Food Quality Management programme in particular, who sacrificed their time to make me who I am now. I salute them all. Special thanks go to the office of the Ashanti Regional Metro Director of Education and his Assistant, the Heads of the selected schools in the Oforikrom Sub-Metro and all those who willingly participated in the survey. Without you this work would not have been possible. To Mr. Isaac W. Ofosu, my supervisor, I extend my warm thanks for always being concerned and caring and particularly, for all the valuable tips you gave me and the support that strengthened me to move on when the going got tough. To your charming and warm hearted wife and daughter, I say God richly bless you for welcoming me into your home and dropping me off at home at inconvenient hours. I am highly appreciative to Mr. Emmanuel De-Graft, my Statistic lecturer who assisted me with the risk analysis. I pour out my heart to my dearest friends Kojo Anobel and Mr. Baisie who spent sleepless nights to proof read and edit as well as print my work. To William Appau, and his ever ready laboratory assistants, thanks a lot for your concern and all your kind help with the acrylamide analyses. You made things so neat and easy. Words are not enough to show my appreciation to my dear Mawusi who showed great passion during the data collection as if it was her own work. Wow! You are amazing. May the blessings of God never pass by my entire family especially Mary Donkor, my dearest mum who sacrificed a lot to get me this far in life, James Obeng my ever loving and helpful step dad as well as my lovely soul siblings; Derrick and Constance. May the Lord bless you beyond measure for helping me to believe in myself and work towards my goals. May the Almighty God Bless You Al!!!
A thesis submited to the Department of Food Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of requirements for the award of Master of Science in Food Quality Management