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Feds Step Up Inspections for Popcorn Packaging Plants

1:01 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA; Washington) says it has created a “National Emphasis Program” for investigating worker exposure to diacetyl, an ingredient in microwave popcorn butter flavorings. The inspection program will focus its “increased inspection resources” on facilities that are believed to have the greatest potential to put workers at risk for high concentrations of diacetyl, it says. “Under this program, OSHA will target inspection resources to those workplaces where we anticipate the highest...

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