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2012-05-28 23:00:13

According to court documents, on May 15th, 2012, several coffee production plant workers filed a lawsuit in the Texas Eastern District Court (case no. 6:2012cv00327) claiming that they are suffering from lung disease as a result of exposure to Diacetyl. Diacetyl is a chemical found in a variety of foods and beverages and, most commonly, used for the butter flavoring in microwave popcorn. Another worker, disabled by exposure to Diacetyl, was awarded $30.4 million by the jury in Gerardo Solis...

2011-05-09 20:51:29

People who read vivid print advertisements for fictitious products actually come to believe they've tried those products, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Exposing consumers to imagery-evoking advertising increases the likelihood that a consumer mistakenly believes he/she has experienced the advertised product, and subsequently produces attitudes that are as strong as attitudes based on genuine product experience," write authors Priyali Rajagopal (Southern...

2010-11-08 19:30:11

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood. Perfluorinated carboxylic acids or PFCAs are the breakdown products of chemicals used to make non-stick and water- and stain-repellant products ranging from kitchen pans to clothing to food packaging.  PFCAs, the best known of which is...

2009-04-17 10:30:02

The number of lawsuits in Hamilton County, Ohio, filed against companies over an allegedly harmful popcorn flavoring has reached 43, one company says. Givaudan Flavors, which is based out of Cincinnati, said it is fully investigating the effects of the chemical diacetyl, a key ingredient in its microwave popcorn butter flavoring, in response to the growing number of lawsuits filed by its workers, The Cincinnati Enquirer said Friday. The company said in a court filing its diacetyl...

2009-03-19 13:01:01

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of some Wegmans-brand microwave popcorn due to a labeling error. The FDA said the Caudill Seed Company Inc. is recalling certain packages of Wegmans Organic Butter Flavor Microwave Popcorn because it might contain undeclared milk ingredients, posing a health hazard to people allergic to milk. The product was distributed to and sold by Wegmans retail stores in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Consumers who...

2008-10-14 15:00:17

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is one of the most popular movies of the year, and as it comes to DVD today, two of ConAgra Foods' popular popcorn brands - Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn and Crunch 'n Munch - are joining in the adventure. The two popcorn brands have created a fully integrated promotional campaign for the highly anticipated release of the DVD, from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment. As part of the promotion, consumers can...

2008-08-15 03:00:10

In a grim dark alleyway round the corner from the Picturehouse Cinema, a seedy youth with an ugly cluster of facial piercings sidled up to a smartly dressed young couple, an oozing and malodorous bag protruding from the half-zipped front of his filthy hoodie. His dark-ringed eyes burned with a haunted, unspeakable hunger and his hands trembled in his tattered pockets as he plied his filthy trade. His eyes briefly caught the man's, then shifted away. This one's worth a try, he thought....

2008-06-30 21:02:32

By Susan Abram A debate about greasy fingers is getting a little sticky up in Sacramento. A state senator is proposing that California become the first state to ban a class of potential carcinogens used in some popcorn bags, pizza boxes and other grease-resistant food packaging. Scientists have found that when the paper packaging is heated - when popcorn is microwaved, for example - the substances known broadly as perfluorinated chemicals can break down into compounds that are...

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2008-03-13 10:50:00

A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans. OB is a debilitating but rare lung disease, which has been detected recently in workers who inhale...

2007-12-07 06:00:27

By Rosati, Jacky A Krebs, Kenneth A; Liu, Xiaoyu This study characterized chemicals released into a chamber in the process of cooking microwave popcorn. Seventeen types of microwave popcorn from eight different brands were studied. The work proceeded in two phases: phase one investigated chemicals emitted during popping and opening, phase two investigated chemicals emitted at discrete intervals from 0-40 minutes post-pop opening. The research was performed using a microwave oven enclosed in...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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