Senators Urge Action On Microwave Popcorn Flavoring

Law360, New York (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two U.S. senators have asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Labor to review their positions on the safety of the chemical diacetyl, a butter flavoring commonly used in microwave popcorn that has been linked to serious lung problems in popcorn factory workers.

Democratic Sens. Edward M. Kennedy and Patty Murray sent letters to the federal agencies on Friday, expressing their concerns over the potential health risks of diacetyl, and urging the agencies to take action....
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