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Lawmakers Push for Expanded Inquiry into Butter Flavoring

12:49 PM MST | January 18, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Several Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have asked federal worker safety authorities to examine potential dangers posed by cooking oils and sprays that contain diacetyl, a butter flavoring that has generated personal injury lawsuits from workers in the microwave popcorn packaging industry. Unite Here (New York), the U.S.’s largest hotel and restaurant union, also has called for the food industry to stop using oils and sprays that contain the chemical because they contain the same chemical that allegedly caused respiratory diseases in the...

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