Ex-Factory Workers Sue Chemtura, Others Over Diacetyl

Law360, Chicago (September 12, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Former employees of animal food flavoring maker Feed Flavors Inc. sued Chemtura Corp. and a host of other diacetyl manufacturers and sellers in Illinois state court Friday, alleging their exposure to the flavoring agent on the job caused them to contract a respiratory disease.

Nineteen ex-Feed Flavors workers lodged the complaint — which also targets, Sigma-Aldrich Co., BASF Corp., Bell Aromatics Inc. and Elan Chemical Co. Inc., among others — along with three of their wives, alleging that they were exposed to diacetyl while working at...
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