The agreement and a $341,000 penalty is part of a lawsuit brought by the California attorney general against KFC, Burger King, Wendy's, McDonald's, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Heinz and Kettle Foods.
Acrylamide is found in coffee, toasted cereals and breads. The AG's office said a serving of fries or chips has about 82 times more than is allowed in drinking water.
BK and Wendy's are reportedly in settlement talks. The other defendants are not in such talks yet.
--Nina M. Lentini