Butter Flavoring Maker Settles Lawsuit

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Wednesday, January 25 2006 Jan 25, 2006 Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:20:06 PM CST January 25, 2006 in News
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The deal ends the company's appeal of the damage award for lung disease the couple blamed on a chemical in the flavoring product. Terms of the settlement with Eric and Cassandra Peoples were confidential. The couple reached agreement with International Flavors and Fragrances and its subsidiary Bush Boake Allen Incorporated. Eric Peoples was among 30 current or former workers at a Jasper popcorn plant who sued the companies. The plaintiffs claimed they suffered lung damage because they breathed fumes from the butter flavoring used to make microwave popcorn. They alleged the manufacturers should have known the chemical diacetyl was hazardous. They also claimed the manufacturers failed to inform employees of dangers posed by the chemical.

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