Acrylamide (AA) is a potentially carcinogenic substance which is formed during heating of food products containing carbohydrates and asparagine. It was first detected in food products in 2002. Since that time, several analytical methods have been made available for the quantification of AA in various foods. Starting from the announcement in 2002, occurrence, formation, chemistry, toxicology, and potential health risk in the human diet have been investigated and methods of analysis have been reviewed in many articles. In this paper, current information and analytical methods for the determination of AA have been reviewed.