A survey of retail Turkish foods was conducted for acrylamide using an in-house validated LC-MS method. The recoveries obtained for a variety of food matrices ranged between 81.2 and 96.8% for a spiking level of 500 ng g(-1). The limit of quantification was determined as 15-20 ng g(-1) depending on the food matrix in the basis of a signal-to-noise ratio of 5. A total of 120 food samples were analysed for acrylamide. The mean acrylamide levels in different food groups were in the order: crackers > potato chips > biscuits > cakes > baby foods > corn chips > cookies > breakfast cereals > breads > grilled vegetables > wafers > chocolates. The crumb of bread was free of acrylamide, whilst significant concentrations were found in the crust.