Butter Popcorn Lawsuit

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Tuesday, August 07 2007 Aug 7, 2007 Tuesday, August 07, 2007 3:53:55 PM CDT August 07, 2007 in News
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JASPER (AP) - A total of 43 current or former workers at a southwest Missouri microwave-popcorn packaging plant join in the suit claiming they sustained lung damage by working with a butter flavoring. A man who lived near the Jasper Popcorn Company plant also filed suit in the second round of legal action against International Flavors and Fragrances Incorporated and its subsidiary, Bush Boake Allen Incorporated. The suits seek damages over use of diacetyl, a chemical linked to a rare progressive disease more commonly known as popcorn lung. Since 2004, 43 Jasper workers have either won verdicts or received settlements. Messages seeking comment from the companies named in the suit were not returned.

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