Major microwave popcorn supplier to eliminate toxic chemical
By ANDREW SCHNEIDER
P-I SENIOR CORRESPONDENT
ConAgra, the world’s largest supplier of the 3 billion bags of microwave popcorn sold each year, said Tuesday it will eliminate the use of a controversial chemical butter flavoring linked to severe lung disease in workers from its Act II and Orville Redenbacher products. .
That buttery aroma might be toxic, too
The announcement comes a week after Pop Weaver, the nation’s second major popcorn producer said it had already pulled the synthetic flavoring — diacetyl — from its microwave product delivered to stores last month.
Meanwhile, a lung specialist from Denver’s National Jewish Medical and Research Center has notified federal